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Gardening Course starts January 2024

Barbara L. EdmondsDecember 1st, 2023The 2024 Master Gardener course meets once per week, Thursdays, January 25-April 18, 9 am-NOON at Levy Extension Center. Addressing challenges of gardening in North Florida, topics include fertilization, efficient watering, pesticide options/selection/use, vegetables, and fruit and citrus tree selection among others. Course uses a combination of lecture, online presentations, online video, textbook reading, self-assessment, […]

The Nose Knows: Aromatic Gardens in Florida

Alyssa VinsonOctober 27th, 2023Oberon: I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night [A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 2, Scene 1] Aromatic plants add delight and wonder to any landscape. Whether brushing a […]

More Herbs, Less Salt Day (August 29th)

Elizabeth ShephardAugust 29th, 2023A common ingredient in almost 99% of all households is salt, which is cherished for its role in flavoring food. Contrarily, high salt consumption has been linked with a multitude of health issues, such as bloating, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, and even kidney dysfunction. The risk of health issues is correlated with increased daily consumption […]

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