Hello everyone! My name is Clarissa Chairez, and I am the new Residential Horticulture/Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Extension Agent in Orange County! I started this position in June and wanted to take a moment to introduce ... READ MORE
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ demonstration garden showcases pollinator friendly plants with a focus on Florida native plants. It’s located in a prominent location at the Orange County Administration Building in the heart of downtown ... READ MORE
Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provides food for insects, which helps to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife. You can be part of the solution ... READ MORE
Set it and forget it…until the holidays. UF/IFAS Extension will teach you how to grow greens just in time to serve at your holiday meal.
The course will teach participants how to grow hydroponic butter bibb lettuce and includes all the ... READ MORE
‘Flip My Florida Yard’ is coming to a backyard near you. Ten homeowners across eight Florida counties were chosen to have their yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly paradise - three of them in Seminole County.
The Florida-based ... READ MORE
November is the month we typically think of fall, food, football, and family gatherings. November has also become the month that we raise awareness for the disease of diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body turns ... READ MORE
James M (Monty) Knox III was known for his love of horticulture, being arguably the biggest Florida Gator football fan out there and knowing all the best restaurant spots around the state.
Monty’s parents James and Nada started a small ... READ MORE
Situation/Objectives: Statistics show that youth obesity and health issues such as diabetes are a growing problem across the U.S. (CDC, Healthy Schools, 2018). 4-H Healthy Living programs support the effort to change youth eating habits and ... READ MORE
Situation: Per the Centers for Disease Control, 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne illness in the United States each year. Foodborne illness can be prevented in many cases by practicing safe food ... READ MORE