UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office hosting open house, seminars May 9

April 29, 2014

UFextensionThe UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Florida Extension by hosting an open house. The event will be at the DeFuniak Springs office at 732 N. 9th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 (another one will be at the Grayton location May 14).

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service. Extension is a public outreach that has helped millions of Floridians by tapping the latest information from the research engines of the University of Florida and Florida A & M, converting it into practical knowledge we use every day. Extension provides educational materials, workshops, and classes to all Floridians about agriculture, lawn and garden care, family life and consumer choices, community development, the environment and 4-H youth development.

Join in on the celebration on Friday, May 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Extension Office will have FREE workshops and demonstrations open to the public.

Workshops offered include:

Growing Roses in Florida, Producing Shiitake Mushrooms, Container Gardening, Tomato Grafting, Good Bugs/Bad Bugs in your lawn & garden, Let’s Eat For the Health of It, Invasive Species, Coastal Dune Lakes of Walton County, Backyard Chicks, What are your assets, Exercise to the Beat, Let the Chips Fall, and Beekeeping.

All Day Demonstrations:

Greenhouse tours, Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Container Gardening, Beekeeping, and Rain Barrel Harvesting.



FCS Room

Sm Room

4-H room

Back Patio

10am What’s a Penny Worth? Beekeeping Backyard chicks Container gardening
11am Invasive Species Roses Let the Chips Fall Tomato Grafting
12pm Let’s Eat for the Health of It Wildlife What are your assets OPEN
1pm Exercise to the Beat Good Bugs, Bad Bugs OPEN Tomato Grafting
2pm Coastal Dune Lakes Mushrooms Backyard chicks Container gardening


Please contact 850-892-8172 if you are interested in signing up for any of our workshops.