4-H Camp Timpoochee 2015 – REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!

4-H Camp Timpoochee Destin Beaches by the Choctawhatchee Bay, the Timpoochee 4-H Center (located in Niceville) allows campers first-hand experience with Florida’s marine environment. Timpoochee’s marine lab is equipped with large aquariums supporting marine life from both fresh and saltwater habitats. Each week is full of learning and fun activities, such as canoeing, snorkeling, seining, …

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4-H Camp Timpoochee Group Photo

Camp Timpoochee 2014 group

Here are all the campers from the 2014 4-H Camp Timpoochee. There were 97 campers from Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties, including 15 counselors. Running the camp were 8 professional 4-H staff and adult 4-H volunteers.

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Weekly Newspaper Article: Bahiagrass

This week’s article is about a popular lawn grass with an extensive root system that grows well in dry, acidic soils where it is far enough inland to avoid salt spray. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of bahiagrass.

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Weekly Newspaper Article: Zoysiagrass “A Choice for Your Lawn”

This week’s article is about a highly versatile, drought-tolerant, wear-tolerant turfgrass. Learn about the different species of zoysiagrass, and decide which would be most suitable for your lawn.

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4th of July Festivals coming up soon


Gulf County will have 2 major events for the 4th of July: Wewahitchka July 4th Festival and St. Joseph Bay July 4th Celebration. UF/IFAS Extension of Gulf County will have a booth at the festival in Wewahitchka, selling Tupelo honey (bottles and sticks), honey candy, baked goods, and water. The festival will run from 10:00 a.m. to …

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FTGA and UF/IFAS CEU Roundup 2014

CEU Round-up 2014

  UF/IFAS and the Florida Turf Grass Association are hosting a full day of interactive video presentations from state specialists on July 9, 2014, offering up to 6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in 14 categories!  It will be offered in several counties throughout Florida, with the Bay County Extension office being the nearest location for …

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4-H Camp Timpoochee 2014 Details


There is less than 1 week left until Camp Timpoochee 2014! Please make sure to arrive at the appropriate pick-up location promptly at check-in time on Monday, June 7. All campers and counselors will be required to complete a health check, a medicine check, and a head lice check. This will take approximately 1 hour, …

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Weekly Newspaper Article: Pampas Grass

This week’s article is about a perennial grass with large, feathery plumes. It is very low-maintenance and well-adapted for ornamental use throughout Florida.

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Summer Garden Harvest from Port St. Joe schools

PSJ garden harvest

Here is a sample of vegetables harvested in June from the gardens of Port St. Joe Elementary School and Port St. Joe High School. Included in this photo are tomatoes (different varieties), squash, bell pepper, and eggplant. Other vegetables harvested from these gardens in June were onions, green beans, and cucumbers.

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Registration open for 4-H Camp Timpoochee

It’s time to register for the annual 4-H Camp Timpoochee! The dates for camp are July 7-11, 2014, and the deadline for registration is June 30 or until all spots are filled, whichever comes first. It is open to children ages 8-12 for campers, 13-14 for counselors-in-training, and 15-18 for counselors. All Gulf County youth are receiving a …

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