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Squirrels are People, Too
Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee I inherited my appreciation of nature from my father. I don’t know if he loved bees and butterflies as much as I do, but he definitely loved birds


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The FOOd Fighters New Single/ La Misma Canción
After watching a video about putting “magic” on food so a dad could get his daughter to eat, I started thinking about the millions of tricks parents come up with to get their children to eat. According to the National Institutes of Health about 22 percent of children are said to be “picky eaters”


Make FOGs part of your spring cleaning routine
Spring Cleaning Chirping birds, vibrant wildflowers, and a clear, blue sky are all reminders that spring has sprung here in Sarasota County. In addition to spending some much needed time outdoors in the beautiful weather, many of us are getting to work on cleaning our homes for the new season


Baby proof your finances
Expecting a baby can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. It can also be expensive, are you prepared for the costs? It's important to take time now to think about and plan for how your financial life will change once your baby arrives


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Green building: Building healthy, happy, resilient communities
Why should we build green? Well, green buildings not only have a lower impact on the environment and your wallet, but they also keep occupants healthier and happier. Sarasota County sees building green as one of the many important pieces toward creating a more sustainable community


Supporting the Farming Industry: Increasing Accessibility of Essential Food Safety Trainings
Welcome to another installment of FSHN Research Journeys, which follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department at the University of Florida. Today’s guest poster is Mari Schroeder, a first-year graduate student earning her