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Looking for new volunteers. Applications due by June 30th. Classes start September 15th. To receive information about the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Classes, please send an e-mail to the Master Gardener Coordinator with your local street address and telephone number. ... More
May and September are Lovebug seasons. Learn more about this nuisance insect and what you can do about them. More...
Converting Sunshine to Electircity with a Solar Photovoltaic Canopy More...
These brightly-colored insects--also called "goldenrain tree bugs"--are harmless to people and plants. More...
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...
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...
Look here for sources for weather reports and climate information for residents and agricultural producers in Florida. 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...
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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Upcoming Classes and Workshops
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- Grow Your Own Food
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- Money Management Classes
- Homeowners Education Series
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Central Florida Gardening Videos
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