Extension Orange County

Harvesting Health: Medicinal Plants for the Central Florida Garden

June 12, 2024

Central Florida's ample sunlight and moderate rainfall create optimal conditions for cultivating a diverse array of herbs celebrated for their medicinal qualities. Gardeners and herbal enthusiasts in the region can establish vibrant medicinal ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Demonstration Garden, Exploration Gardens, Garden Education, Medicinal Plant, Residential Horticulture, Urban Horticulture

Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs–6/27/24

June 10, 2024

The limited pesticide applicator licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicator licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for individuals ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, , Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Units, Fdacs, Hwooten, Insect, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Land, Landscape, Lawn, Lclm, Limited, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Llo, PCO, Pest Control, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator

Basics of Landscaping in Florida–Bilingual Booklet in the UF/IFAS Bookstore

June 6, 2024

Better landscaping practices are good for Florida! Even though Florida has a lot of water resources, there are also a lot of people and industries sucking from the tap...and more keep coming. Long story short, Floridians need to conserve ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Alachua, Alachua Co, Basics Of Landscaping, Best Practice, Best Practices, Big Box, Big Box Stores Selling Plants, Bilingual, BMP, BMPs, Ceu Continuing Education, Cflandscapes, Community Leaders, Community Planners, Crape Myrtle, Cultural Ipm, Elected Officials, Epd, EPDs, FFL, Flooding, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-friendly Landscape, Heat, Heat Island, Heat Islands, How To Landscape, Hwooten, IPM, Land Developers, Landscape, Landscape Professionals, Landscaper, Landscapes, Mow, Mowing, Nursery Growers, Orange, Orange Co, Palm, Parks Departments, Planner, Planners, Prune, Pruning, Residents, Seminole, Seminole Co, Spring, Springs, Turf, Uf Ifas Uf Ifas Bookstore, Usda, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity

Meet UF/IFAS Extension Orange County’s Newest Agent!

May 30, 2024

Hello, it's nice to meet you! I am Patrick Zayas, the newest Extension Agent at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. I joined the Family and Consumer Sciences team in February so I feel it's time for an introduction. I am originally from New ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Exercise, Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Systems, Health And Wellness, New Agent, Nutrition, Ocextension, Orange County
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Counter the Summer Slide with 4-H Resources

May 30, 2024

The summer school break has begun, and most students are happy to stop thinking about learning and focus on fun instead. The debate may be ongoing regarding summer academic loss but most educators agree that engaging kids in hands-on activities ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, , Curriculum, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #OC4H, Life Skills, Ocextension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Youth

Relieve Stress with Creativity Therapy

May 17, 2024

Have you ever heard of creativity therapy? Creativity therapy is the use of drawing, painting, writing, sculpting, or playing music as a form of stress relief. It is similar to art therapy, but creativity therapy is a more general term for using ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Creativity, Mental Health, Ocextension, Stress Management, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Landscape University CEU Day! In Person, In Lake Co.–5/15/24

April 11, 2024

Let's hang out and talk about plants at our upcoming Landscape University CEU Day! Join your esteemed Extension Agent hosts from UF/IFAS Extension Lake, Orange, and Seminole Counties for a fun morning of learning together in person, in Lake ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Bmoffis, Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Unit, Fertilizer, FFL, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Horticulture, Horticulturist, Hwooten, IPM, Lake, Landscape, Landscape Management, Landscape Professional, Lawn, Mpinkerton, Orange, Ornamental Horticulture, Pest Management, Pests, Seminole

2024 Master Gardener Volunteer Recruitment & FAQs

April 2, 2024

Do you love gardening? Or maybe you just want to learn more? Are you interested in being a part of a community of volunteers and sharing your gardening training with the residents in our county? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Find ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture
Tags: Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, New Vegetable Gardener, OC MGV, Ocextension, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

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