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    Free Lecture "Tropical Fruit Trees for south Florida"

    A free lecture on Tropical Fruit Trees for south Florida is being offered as part of the 7th installment of the Garden Talks Series hosted by the Acreage Branch Library. The public is invited to attend this educational opportunity. ...

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    Sign Up NOW for Sustainable Gardening Classes

    ​Discover how to have a healthy, sustainable landscape. You'll learn how to save money while reducing environmental impacts. Take one or more classes or register for all seven and earn a signed certificate of completion. ...

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    Garden Talks Series

    green worm on leafA free lecture on Pest Management in the Homeowner's Garden is being offered as part of the 3rd installment of the Garden Talks Series hosted by the Acreage Branch Library. ...

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    Shade the House to Conserve Energy

    ​A canopy tree can provide excellent cooling for your house. ...

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    Start Your Veggie Garden this Month

    ​This is the month to begin to plant warm season vegetables. Vegetable gardening allows you to experience the fresh air, sunshine, nature, and of course, a super healthy supply of fresh veggies. ...

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    Going Bananas

    ​This summer has been great for growing banana plants which must have hot moist growing conditions to produce fruit. ...

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    Tips on Good Lawn Care

    ​The active growing season for lawngrass is upon us. Keep your lawn healthy by following good basic lawn care rules. ...

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    Colorful Crotons

    ​Crotons were frequently used as foundation plants during the 1950's and are still in vogue today. Crotons are considered one of the tropics most colorful specimen shrubs. ...

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    National Severe Weather Week - Fires and Extreme Temperatures

    When the heat index reaches higher than 105 degrees F, conditions can become dangerous for both people and animals... ...

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    National Severe Weather Week - Rip Currents

    Rip currents have accounted for more than 300 drownings along Florida's Gulf and Atlantic beaches since 1995. ...

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    National Severe Weather Week - Tornadoes

    Florida has the greatest number of thunderstorms in the United States, averaging 70 - 100 thunderstorm days per year. Thunderstorms generate such hazards as lightning, hail, gusty winds, possible tornadoes. ...

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    National Weather Service Week - Hurricanes & Flooding

    ​Thursday's Severe Weather Week post is being devoted to Hurricanes and Flooding. Some 110 hurricanes and nearly 200 tropical storms have impacted Florida since 1851 with many more cited in history books before official records were even kept. ...

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    January 22-26 is Florida's National Severe Weather Week

    Severe Weather Awareness Week is an opportunity for Floridians to learn about the various weather hazards that frequently impact the state and how families and businesses can prepare for these natural events. ...

 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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 Public Records Custodian :

Christine B. Sullivan
Cooperative Extension Service
2976 State Road 15
Belle Glade FL 33430

Phone: 561.996.1655   Fax: 561.996.4831

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