SAVE THE DATE and join us for a PLANT FAIR on Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:00 AM at the UF-IFAS Orange County Extension Education Center. We apologize again for any inconvenience with our previous date that got cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! Please share this with your family and friends! More...
Conserve water, save money, reduce wear and tear on the irrigation system and prevent plant disease caused by overwatering by the use of a properly working rain sensor. They are required to be installed on automatic landscape irrigation systems by Florida law. More...
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...
This also means the frequency of weekly irrigation will change too. Be ready to adjust your irrigation controller. More...
Fall is the perfect time to plant a number of herbs. Start here for help on your Fall herb garden. More...
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. You will get the latest research-based information about cancer risk in relation to: nutrition/diet, physical activity, early detection, sun safety, human papilloma virus (HPV), and more! There is no cost for this nine-module University of Florida IFAS Extension program. For more information and to register...
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...
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...
These brightly-colored insects--also called "goldenrain tree bugs"--are harmless to people and plants. More...
Saving money seems simple, but setting money aside can be difficult in practice. Here are our tips. More...
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...
You can help out birds, frogs, butterflies, lizards, and more with a few well-placed sources of fresh, clean water. More...
Join a 4-H club, or volunteer with us! Volunteers are the key to providing 4-H programs for youth. More...
Tracking your credit scores and reports lets you keep on top of your credit history and any bad credit you may have. More...
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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