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UF/IFAS Extension Education Center
Did you remember to set your irrigation controller to water up to once a week now that we are in Eastern Standard Time? Did you check your irrigation system to see if it needs some adjustment? Are you applying 3/4" - 1" of water per week? Do you have a working rain sensor? More...
Have you thought about starting a food business? What does it take to be an entrepreneur? What do you need to know to get started? What quality and safety issues will you face? What Florida laws will apply to your business? University of Florida IFAS Extension Specialists from Gainesville, local professionals and food entrepreneurs will address answers to these questions and more...
We’ve received several calls and emails recently regarding air potato leaf beetles in response to a recent local television news item. Most
residents who contact us are under the impression they can pick up air potato leaf beetles from our office at the UF/IFAS Extension
Orange County. That information is not correct.
For now, the beetles are only being released on public lands and research sites (such as county and state parks), where the beetle populations can be monitored. However, you may request beetles by completeing this form and send it to the office indicated.
Follow these guidelines for successful money management during these tough financial times. More...
Water conservation can be especially easy if you design it into your landscape from the start. 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...
Are you using the best varieties of vegetables that grow well in Florida? Check out this listing on pages 9-11. Also includes the Orange County Warm Season/Cool Season Planting Charts. Get the Guide...
It is a great way to bring the community together to develop friendships, healthy lifestyle habits, save money, and for those intergenerational gardens that involve both youth and adults—build lifeskills in youth. Get a copy of the "Orange County Community Gardener's Guide". More...
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Monthly Calendar of Events
Upcoming Classes and Workshops
- Urban (Backyard) Chicken Class
Nov 20, 2014
- Natural Resources
- 2014 Small Ruminant Production Conference
- Central Florida Pasture Management Conference
- Florida Equine Institute & Allied Trade Show
- GI-BMP Classes
- Commercial Landscape Management and Pest Control
- Nursery Production
- Residential Landscapes and Gardens
- Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Classes
- Grow Your Own Food
Family & Consumer
- Family & Consumer Sciences Classes
- House, Home and Environment Classes
- Food Safety, and Health & Nutrition Classes
- Money Management Classes
- Homeowner's Post Purchase Education Counseling Workshop
4-H & Youth
Volunteer with Us
County Fact Sheets
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in Central Florida
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Central Florida Gardening Videos
- Community Gardens
- Edible Landscapes
- Garden Crafts
- Garden Transplants
- Healthy Lawns
- Indoor Plant Pests
- Square Foot Gardening
- Warm Season Flowers