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  • Tree Selection for the Holidays


    Families may get together to select that one holiday tree that represents the spirit of giving. Before going out to shop for that perfect tree determine where in the home the tree will be displayed. This will dictate the size of the tree to buy. South Florida’s warm weather causes the cut trees to...

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  • Farm-Your-Backyard


    Learn the secrets of small-acreage vegetable cultivation in South Florida with Arthur Kirstein, Palm Beach County's coordinator of Agricultural Economic Development....

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  • November Vegetable Gardening


    November is perfect for planting a vegetable garden here in Palm Beach County. The University of Florida recommends growing your own veggies......

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  • Plant a Palm


    Palms provide that tropical look to the landscape while adding to your property value. Most palms are well adapted to our soils and require minimum care to establish and maintain. Factors to consider when selecting a palm include eventual mature size, single or multi trunked and feather or fan shap...

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  • Loblolly Bay - A Florida Native Tree


    Residents are planting more native trees, shrubs and ground covers into their home landscape. Florida native plants can withstand the stresses of South Florida temperatures, rainfall, insects and diseases. The right native plant, planted into the right location often require less maintenance than ...

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  • "Before You Tie The Knot" Marriage Preparation Class


    Before You Tie the Knot (BYTK) is a research-based premarital education program designed to offer constructive guidance to couples as they begin their lives as a married couple. The program aims to help couples understand that it takes both partners working together to make a marriage successful. T...

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  • Chocolate - The Cocoa Tree


    Our ever increasing warm tropical climate is helping gardeners to grow Cocoa, the chocolate bean tree. Cocoa-(Theobroma cacao) is an ancient crop, grown and harvested for thousands of years by native Central and South Americans. Cocoa trees can grow up to 25 ft and must be planted into a partially ...

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 Contact Us

Ronald Rice
Cooperative Extension Director

The Clayton E. Hutcheson
Agricultural Services Center
559 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach
Florida 33415

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