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World Food Day Brings Attention to Food Insecurity


October 5, 2022

Making healthy food choices is a challenge of willpower for many of us, but for others it simply isn’t an option. According to a USDA report, more than 38 million people in the U.S. experienced food insecurity in 2020. Food insecurity is defined ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #foodinsecurity, #OC4H, #peanutbutterchallenge, 4-H, 4-H Events, Fruits And Vegetables, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Ocextension, Orange County, Vegetable Gardening, WorldFoodDay, Youth

Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 


July 1, 2022

Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: 5 Food Groups, Broward County, Container Gardening, Diet, Fiber, Fruit, Fruits And Vegetables, Fruits And Vegetables Contain Water, Gardening A Great Outdoor Activity, Gardening Considerations, Health Benefits, Herbs, How Many Fruits And Vegetables Should I Eat Each Day?, MyPlate, Nutritional Intake, Overall Healthy Diet, Potassium, Reap The Benefits Of Healthy Eating, Stay Hydrated, Summer Health Benefits, Think Wise, Vegetable, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Watch Portion Size

Follow the Rainbow for Good Health


March 1, 2022

The colors of the rainbow are beautiful and display in this order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Our food comes in a multitude of colors, which can be best seen in the produce section of the grocery store reflecting a ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
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Soil Testing at Orange County Plant Clinic


January 12, 2022

Soil Testing at Orange County Plant Clinic Florida’s year-round growing season is a great reason to love gardening. While we have different seasons, the one constant for our plants is the soil that they’re grown in. While we can control ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Management, New Vegetable Gardener, Nutrients, PH, Plant Clinic, Soil, Soil PH, Soil Testing

New Vegetable Gardener — Herbs are a Cool Season Crop in Central Florida


July 28, 2021

As you have already learned, the environment is unique in Florida and the seasons for growing vegetables is different from what you may be used to or what you have learned from social media sites that are not in the Central Florida area. Herbs ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Work & Life
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, New Vegetable Gardener, Vegetable Gardening

Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping


April 19, 2021

The principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program are often applied to lawns and ornamental landscapes, but they can be applied to edible landscapes containing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees too! By following the nine FFL ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Fruit, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Herbs, Horticulture, Ocextension, Pests, Tsilvasy, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Water Conservation
Master Gardener Plant Sale

Master Gardener Plant Sale – March 27

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February 10, 2021

In lieu of a garden festival, the Baker County Master Gardeners are holding a plant sale on Saturday, March 27th. All profits from admission and plant sales will go toward the completion of the arboretum sidewalk project, which is half finished. New ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Classes And Events, Fruits And Vegetables, Landscaping, Native Plants, Perennials, Plant Sale
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New Vegetable Gardener — Cool Season Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida


October 16, 2020

This is the second vegetable garden season of the year. It is the longest vegetable gardening season with almost five months of growing the easiest vegetables you will enjoy. It will be cooler. It will have fewer insect pests and it will be ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Horticulture, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

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