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Florida Palm Trees and Pruning
Iconic Florida When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes.  Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things


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Fall Gardening: Right Here, Right Now
by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian Right Here, Right Now Fall 2021 growing season is here.  Have you started your vegetable garden yet?  If your answer is, "no", here are a few tips to help you on your way


Energy Efficiency at Home
For every season and in all kinds of weather, it's a good idea to pay attention to your surroundings—specifically, your home. Air conditioning and light bulbs often come up in conversations about energy efficiency, but they are only two considerations out of many others


Indian River County Extension Peanut Butter Challenge 2021
By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agricultural Extension Agent III, The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension's annual jar collection for local food pantries that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is again spreading statewide this year.  Unopened jars of peanut butter can be donated to the Indian River County Extension office, located at 1800 27th ST, County Administration Building B, and


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Grocery Shopping for Your Health: The freezer section
In our last two "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" posts, we covered the produce department, looking at fresh fruits and vegetables. In this post, we will head over to the frozen foods aisle, and talk about frozen dinners, frozen fruits and


The Teal Pumpkin
Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? For many families that have a child with certain food allergies, the scariest part about Halloween is making sure their child does not ingest candy with the allergen.  Common allergens, such as nuts and dairy, are found in candy, and it could be life-threatening if there is even the slightest oversight