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teachA Taste of Extension - May 3rd

Attend the Master Food & Nutrition Volunteer Expo. Chef de Cuisine David Bearl will be our speical guest at this event highlighting our Master Food and Nutrition Volunteers. More...

MG VolunteerMaster Gardener "OPEN HOUSE" - April 30th

Attend the Master Gardener Volunteer Program "OPEN HOUSE". Learn from veteran Master Gardeners about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Orange County. More...

teach100th Year Anniversary Floral Arrangement Contest - May 10th

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Florida Extension! Enter the Extension Floral Arrangement Contest. Judging during 100th Year Anniversary - Extension Service OPEN HOUSE event (9:00am - Noon). There is a $5 registration fee per entry. More...

love bug Lovebugs --- THEY'RE BACK!!!

May and September are Lovebug seasons. Learn more about this nuisance insect and what you can do about them. More...

Irrigation sprinkler Urban Irrigation Tool

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...

scentless plant bugs"Golden Raintree" Bugs

These brightly-colored insects--also called "goldenrain tree bugs"--are harmless to people and plants. More...

tough timesManaging in Tough Times

Follow these guidelines for successful money management during these tough financial times. More...

Landscape Planning Your Landscape

Water conservation can be especially easy if you design it into your landscape from the start. More...

Holding money Saving Money

Saving money seems simple, but setting money aside can be difficult in practice. Here are our tips. More...

Stokes aster Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

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...

Butterfly Water for Wildlife

You can help out birds, frogs, butterflies, lizards, and more with a few well-placed sources of fresh, clean water. More...

teach Get Involved with 4-H

Join a 4-H club, or volunteer with us! Volunteers are the key to providing 4-H programs for youth. More...

Using a credit card Credit Scores & Reports

Tracking your credit scores and reports lets you keep on top of your credit history and any bad credit you may have. More...

Garden hose Reclaimed Water FAQ

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...

Vegetable GardenFlorida Vegetable Garden Guide

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...

OCCG Logo So You Want to Start A Community Garden

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...