Gardening

Master Gardeners share knowledge at Navarre Library

Master Gardeners share knowledge at Navarre Library

The Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners are sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in monthly lectures at the Navarre Library now through December. Mary Salinas, horticulturist with the UF/IFAS Extension Office, said master gardener Sam Greendorfer approached her about expanding the lectures from their current locations in Gulf Breeze and Milton to include […]

Islands Near & Far, A Standard Flower Show

The Navarre Library is host to the Navarre Garden Club’s Annual Flower Show, showcasing Floral Designs, Artistic Crafts & Educational exhibits, in addition to an array of beautiful horticulture exhibits grown by garden club members in this area. To receive an education in the plants and flowers that grow well in this area of the […]

Gardening cultivates young minds

Gardening cultivates young minds

Eva Anderson teaches the Voluntary PreSchool Program at the YMCA. Anderson, who has been teaching for 17 years, built her third school garden this spring with the 2016-2017 VPK class. “It was a fun job to do. I know the children are excited about it,” Anderson said. “Gardens in schools can teach children a lot. […]

Seminar highlights importance of exercise for older adults

Seminar highlights importance of exercise for older adults

More than half of all adults are not meeting the recommended requirements for daily physical activity. That issue becomes a bigger concern for older adults, who are suffering a bone loss of 3-5 percent each year once they hit the age of 55. Sometimes it’s the craziness of life in general that gets in the […]

Never stop learning

Never stop learning

Education is a continuing process. Many retired seniors in Santa Rosa County possess a lifetime of work and lifetime experiences and may want to learn something new or even share their expertise by assisting others in learning about new topics or skills. Research indicates keeping the mind active by learning new things preserves mental agility. […]

Gardening for spring

Gardening for spring

With the last chance of frost behind us, it’s time to begin that beautiful home garden you’ve always dreamed about. In exchange for a small monetary investment and some elbow grease, you can have amazingly fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. Even for those who have little or no experience, growing your own garden can be […]