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Rain barrel Eastern Standard Time will start 2:00AM Sunday, November 6, 2016

This also means the frequency of weekly irrigation will change too. Be ready to adjust your irrigation controller. More...

Vegetable GardenFlorida Vegetable Garden Guide

Are you using the best varieties of vegetables that grow well in Florida? Check out this listing on pages 8-10. Also includes the Orange County Warm Season/Cool Season Planting Charts. Get the Guide...

basil plant Herbs for Fall

Fall is the perfect time to plant a number of herbs. Start here for help on your Fall herb garden. More...

Irrigation sprinkler Take Control of Your Cancer Risk

Take Control to Reduce Your Cancer Risk is a self-directed, online program designed to help participants reduce their risk of cancer through healthy lifestyle choices. There is no cost for this nine-module University of Florida IFAS Extension program. For more information and to register...

Irrigation sprinkler Urban Irrigation Tool

You've heard us say not to water when it's not needed. Now we give you a tool to figure out exactly when to water. More...

tough timesFlorida Master Money Mentor Volunteers Are Here to Help

Are you feeling a bit of a financial hangover from the excesses spent during the holidays? As 2016 kicks off, would you like help getting back on the right financial track? Free help is available More...

scentless plant bugs"Golden Raintree" Bugs

These brightly-colored insects--also called "goldenrain tree bugs"--are harmless to people and plants. More...

Holding money Saving Money

Saving money seems simple, but setting money aside can be difficult in practice. Here are our tips. More...

Stokes aster Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

Florida-friendly landscapes are all about using "Right Plant in the Right Place" to use less water and fertilizer, which also means less money. More...

Butterfly Water for Wildlife

You can help out birds, frogs, butterflies, lizards, and more with a few well-placed sources of fresh, clean water. More...

teach Get Involved with 4-H

Join a 4-H club, or volunteer with us! Volunteers are the key to providing 4-H programs for youth. More...

Using a credit card Credit Scores & Reports

Tracking your credit scores and reports lets you keep on top of your credit history and any bad credit you may have. More...

Garden hose Reclaimed Water FAQ

Unlike "grey water," reclaimed water has been treated and has many uses. Is it safe for the vegetable garden? Read question #10 in this FAQ. More...

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