Category Archives: Home/Garden

The Rise and Decline of the “Redneck Riviera” author featured at South Walton Community Council public forum Sept. 25

The South Walton Community Council (SWCC) is pleased to host author Hardy Jackson and Sundog Books at its next public forum. Join us as Hardy traces the development of the Florida-Alabama coast, or the “Redneck Riviera” as a tourist destination … Continue reading

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Safety event at Freeport Community Center Sept. 15

The 2nd annual Safety First for All event will take place this year on Monday, September 15 during National Child Passenger Safety Week. Hosted by the There will be several community partners with various safety information for all ages. Child … Continue reading

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2015 Hunks and Hounds calendar to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge

Alaqua Animal Refuge is offering the 2015 Hunks and Hounds calendar to benefit the refuge. Animal lovers can now pre-purchase the much anticipated calendar at hunksandhounds.com for $24.99. On September 1, 2014, the calendar will be available for $29.99 on the website … Continue reading

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Explore the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail at Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus

Interested in learning about native Northwest Florida plants and ecosystems? Head over to the Northwest Florida State College South Walton campus and explore the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. The Native Plant Demonstration Garden and … Continue reading

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Fall tomato school offered by Walton County Extension office

Dates: Sept. 2, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct 28 Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. This fall don’t miss the opportunity to learn, while getting your hands dirty, how to grow tomatoes. Gulf Coast Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises presents Fall … Continue reading

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Walton County master gardener training starts Sept. 4

Applications are being accepted for the Walton County Master Gardener 2014 class.  The Florida Master Gardener Program is a joint endeavor of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Walton County Extension and gardening volunteers. This course … Continue reading

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Fig preserve party at DeFuniak Springs Extension office Aug. 14

RESCHEDULED TO SEPT. 4 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Walton County Extension Office is hosting a workshop on canning figs. A short program will be given to cover the basics and then figs will be preserved through the water … Continue reading

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Honey bee swarms a normal part of nature

Have you ever seen a swarm of honey bees and hit the panic button? Not to worry, it is only part of nature, and the bees are not interested in you. Jim Dietrich of Dietrich’s Honey Farm in DeFuniak Springs … Continue reading

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Alaqua Animal Refuge honors hero of the month

Cathy Potter is our very deserving Animal Hero of the Month for July. Cathy works two full days a week in our “SVU” unit. The SVU unit is for smaller dogs, some with medical issues. Cathy has volunteered with Alaqua … Continue reading

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Freeport resident restoring historic home

A historic home in Freeport will soon be brought back to life after many years of neglect. Local resident, and new owner of the home, Kevin Bloom has big plans for the Queen Anne style home built in the late … Continue reading

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