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Extension Education Center
An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is predicted this year. Prepare now to have a plan in place. More...
Orange County has a Fertilizer "Black Out" Period from June 1st to September 30th. Only homeowners who have completed this online educational program and satisfactorily complete this quiz may apply fertilizer to the landscape during the Fertilizer "Black Out" Period.
May and September are Lovebug seasons. Learn more about this nuisance insect and what you can do about them. 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...
Educating Enterpreneurs to Strengthen Local Food Systems.The Conference will be useful and important to small farmers, allied industry representatives, researchers, educators, More...
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...
The Mobile Plant Clinic is a scaled down version of the UF-IFAS Extension in Orange County Plant Clinic. We answer homeowner questions about landscape and garden challenges. We cconduct pH tests on soil samples provided by homeowners. We have free UF/IFAS publications available that cover a range of topics such as turf selection, weed management, vegetable/herb/butterfly gardening, native plant selection and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practices. Send e-mail to receive information about scheduling the Mobile Plant Clinic for your next HOA, block party event or other public venue.
Tracking your credit scores and reports lets you keep on top of your credit history and any bad credit you may have. More...
Did you remember to set your irrigation controller to water up twice 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? 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...
Join a 4-H club, or volunteer with us! Volunteers are the key to providing 4-H programs for youth. More...
What is Extension?
What did we do in 2012?
View our Annual Report.
Monthly Calendar of Events
Upcoming Classes and Workshops
- GI-BMP Classes
- Commercial Landscape Management and Pest Control
- Nursery Production
- Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Classes
- Residential Horticulture
- Plant Fair September 21, 2013
Family & Consumer
- Food and Nutrition Classes
- Money Smart - Check It Out!
- HCE Programs at Renaissance Senior Center
- Home and Community Education (HCE) Monthly Workshops
4-H & Youth
March 21, 2012
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in Central Florida
Select this link for a list of Farmer's Markets in Central Florida.
Central Florida Gardening Videos
- Community Gardens
- Edible Landscapes
- Garden Crafts
- Garden Transplants
- Healthy Lawns
- Indoor Plant Pests
- Square Foot Gardening
- Warm Season Flowers