In this Issue:
  • 4-H Sewing Camp
  • What’s Hot: Reducing Food Waste at Home
  • Sustainable Living
  • Peanut Butter Challenge Champion
  • Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017
  • Gifts from the Kitchen Make the Holidays Special
  • Smart Holiday Packaging
  • Celebrate Earth Day, Then Make Earth Day Every Day!
  • A “Green” Holiday
  • Thankful for Jane
  • Sustainability

    4-H Sewing Camp

    Have you ever read the book Something from Nothing, by Phoebe Gilman?  It is a wonderful story, with a sewing theme, of sewing/creating something beautiful over and over again.   My fervent hope is that the 4-H sewing camp participants feel the same way about all of their creations generated during sewing camp!

    Recently, the Tallahassee …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/26/4-h-sewing-camp/

    What’s Hot: Reducing Food Waste at Home

    A hot topic in kitchens and restaurants these days is food waste. Chefs, restaurant managers, and even consumers are looking for ways to save money and the environment by reducing the amount of food tossed in the trash.

    The United States Department of Agriculture estimates about 31% of food is lost at the retail and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/04/10/whats-hot-reducing-food-waste-at-home/

    Sustainable Living

     

    Sustainability!

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term sustainability has emerged because of significant concerns about the unintended social, environmental, and economic consequences of our world’s rapid growth.  Sustainability is based on the simple principle: Everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/03/02/sustainable-living/

    Peanut Butter Challenge Champion

    So you say you never win anything? Taking the Peanut Butter Challenge is a competition you’re guaranteed to win.

    You can help feed the hungry in Florida’s Panhandle this year by donating peanut butter during the annual Peanut Butter Challenge, coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension. Thanks to a partnership between UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Peanut …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/27/peanut-butter-challenge-champion/

    Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017

     

    Do you remember the 3 R’s?  If you are over the age of forty you are probably thinking of a classroom, a teacher, and learning about Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.  These are the basic standards for learning, of course.  However, it is now 2017and the 3 R’s have a new meaning to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/04/03/remember-the-3-rs-earth-day-april-22-2017/

    Gifts from the Kitchen Make the Holidays Special

    It is that time of year when we think about giving special gifts to the people in our lives that mean the most to us. Your list might include teachers, neighbors, friends and co-workers. Gifts don’t have to be expensive, it is the thought behind the gesture that means the most to your friends …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/25/gifts-from-the-kitchen-make-the-holidays-special/

    Smart Holiday Packaging

    During the holiday season nothing carries good cheer and holiday spirit across the miles like receiving a package full of homemade treats.

    If you go to the effort of preparing food gifts, you want to be sure the contents arrive in the condition they were sent in. The first step is to pack it …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/11/25/smart-holiday-packaging/

    Celebrate Earth Day, Then Make Earth Day Every Day!

    Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, with many festivals, activities and events being held in in the weeks prior. April 22 marks Earth Day. Help build a better future and preserve Mother Earth by committing to protect our environment year-round.

    The origin of Earth Day is linked …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/03/15/celebrate-earth-day-then-make-earth-day-every-day/

    A “Green” Holiday

    The holiday season will soon be upon us. A “Green“ Holiday focuses on finding ways to reduce consumption by using renewable resources and reusing or repurposing objects. Practicing these principles can fit in line with holiday celebrations, making it a time of sustaining traditions as well as helping the environment. Here are some fun ideas …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/11/25/a-green-holiday/

    Thankful for Jane

    November in the Panhandle of Florida. Time for pumpkins, cooler weather, hay rides, football games, harvesting cotton and peanuts, and of course, Thanksgiving.  It’s also time for the annual Peanut Butter Challenge!  We gather peanut butter to give to those who could use a little help feeding their families.  Why peanut butter?  It is the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2015/10/28/thankful-for-jane/

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