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It’s Not Too Soon to Think about 4-H Summer Camp
It’s Not Too Soon to Think about 4-H Summer Camp Have you started thinking about summer camps for your school-aged kids? Spring break is around the corner and that is the peak time when camps start recruiting for summer enrollment and families are planning summer vacations. The Orange County 4-H Program has four amazing camp opportunities for your children that are worth scheduling into your busy summer plans

02/03/2020

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Diabetes Self-Management Education
Mini-Series for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes UF/IFAS Extension in Marion County is offering this course for adults with type 2 diabetes to help them better manage their diabetes.  The mini-series will teach participants about diabetes and insulin resistance, blood glucose monitoring, medication, standards of medical care plus three classes on nutrition management and meal planning

02/01/2020

Super Bowl-54 Salad Options
Many people enjoy a variety of fun and tasty foods when watching the Super Bowl. Some are healthier than others!  Why not incorporate a large fresh salad bowl as a nutritious option for you and your guests? Are you aware of the health benefits of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption? USDA’s food guidance system, MyPlate, recommends making half of your plate a variety of fruits and vegetables

01/31/2020

EVENT: Start a prepared food business at home
In 2011, Florida passed the Cottage Food Law, allowing people to prepare certain types of foods in their unlicensed home kitchens for sale to the public. But, how do YOU get started? Join us Feb

01/31/2020

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Sarasota County Sustainability: 2019 Year in Review
2019 Year in Review By: SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County This month, we are not only celebrating the excitement of a new year and decade, but also the many accomplishments of Sarasota County Sustainability in 2019. We’ve summarized a few of our greatest accomplishments from 2019 in the graphic below

01/31/2020

Cracking the Laundry Care Code
I recently bought some new shirts and last night, before washing them for the first time, I took a peek at their care instructions. I always do this prior to laundering anything new so I do not do anything that can harm my new duds

01/29/2020