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Hurricane season is here. Are your prepared? Make plans now to protect your loved ones during storms and other disasters.
Hurricane Preparation Quiz --- Are you prepared?
Print this "Family Disaster Plan".
Converting Sunshine to Electircity with a Solar Photovoltaic Canopy More...
Use the summer months to plan your next home vegetable garden. Learn to grow, preserve and prepare fresh, safe, healthy Florida foods. Join us for this six class series starting July 21, 2015. select this link to down load information for paying by cash or check. 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.
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.
SAVE THE DATE and join us for a PLANT FAIR on Saturday, October 10, 2015 9:00 AM at the UF-IFAS Orange County Extension Education Center. Vendors, educational events, kids activities, plants on sale and 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...
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
- 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
- House, Home and Environment Classes
- Food Safety, and Health & Nutrition Classes
- Money Management Classes
- Homeowners Education Series
4-H & Youth
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Central Florida Gardening Videos
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- Garden Transplants
- Healthy Lawns
- Indoor Plant Pests
- Square Foot Gardening
- Warm Season Flowers