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Jacksonville, FL 32254


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Summer Lawn Maintenance…considering a xeriscape now?
It is mid-June.  The weather in Jacksonville | northeast Florida continues to be hot and dry


What's Going on in Florida

Why You Already Quit Your New Year’s Resolution, and How to Reset
Here we are, already more than halfway through February of the new year; can you believe it? Still, January (the quintessential month of the ever-so- talked-about resolutions) isn't very far behind us. While January represents a time of change and new beginnings, maybe you noticed a bit of shift when it comes to the big “R” word last month, even just by scrolling through Instagram and Facebook stories


4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge


Florida Native Plants Common to Jacksonville: the Florida poinsettia
When Lee Belanger, a volunteer at Collier-Seminole State Park wrote in the Fort Myers Florida Weekly, “When is a weed a weed and not a wildflower? Perhaps when it is not wanted or appreciated,” he was thinking about Euphorbia cyathophora a.k


New Partnership…New Students…New Impact!
Nothing is better than finding new ways to impact your community and teaching kids. Both of which we get to do with the new partnership Duval 4-H has with the City of Jacksonville’s community centers


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    Duval County 4-H Foundation Annual Spring Dinner and Auction
    The Duval County 4-H Foundation was created in 1973 to enhance existing 4-H programs and to initiate new and innovative projects in youth. Each year Duval County 4-H serves local youth through school enrichment, clubs, and summer camps


    Carolina Wild Petunia
    You may be seeing the Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) popping up in your lawns in early spring.  It is a pretty little plant native to Florida and endemic to the southeastern U