Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Friday, April 16, 2021

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Celebrating the harvest

Celebrating the harvest

Thanksgiving side dishes hold special memories for someone whose childhood home had a summer garden.   I grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in a house with a huge backyard so my father could have a garden every summer. Unfortunately, I have…
Cool, refreshing, nutritious

Cool, refreshing, nutritious

Extension agent Mia Wilchcombe turns salad greens into main summer dishes.   Mia Wilchcombe’s job as an extension agent at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Lake County Extension allows her to teach classes on nutrition,…
Lake Extension classes educate residents about healthy eating

Lake Extension classes educate residents about healthy eating

November is National Diabetes Month, and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension in Lake County is hosting programs throughout the county that focus on healthy eating: Eating with Diabetes: Learn dietary approaches for managing Type…
Her passion blooms

Her passion blooms

A stay-at-home mom finds success as an organic gardener and writer of entertaining children’s books about garden adventures.  Dianne Venetta relishes serene early mornings in the 1,000-square-foot garden behind her Leesburg home where she grows Hungarian wax peppers, sweet onions,…
Building a better tomato

Building a better tomato

Looking for a tastier tomato? A global team of scientists is on the case. Harry Klee, a horticulture professor with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, along with researchers from China, Israel and Spain, have identified…
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