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

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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… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 2)

Gratitude

To recap last week’s blog: As leaders we need to stop and look back at how we got to where we are quite often. We need to shake off the discomfort and say “thank you”… Read More

Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality

indoor plants in office setting

Whether you are returning to an office building or establishing a home office, you may wonder about the quality of the air inside your space. Plants are nature’s air filter. They improve indoor air quality… Read More

Back to School Tips

Back to school supplies

Already the store isles are loaded with back-to-school supplies, backpacks, and lunch boxes. As summer nears an end, parents are starting to stock up on back-to-school items in hopes of avoiding the mad rush. In… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 1)

Gratitude

When I was younger, my grandmother taught me the importance of saying “thank you.” She always waited for me to say “thank you,” driving the importance home. Learning those two simple words at a young… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County – Intern Highlight

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One of the highlights of working with Extension is being able to host and work with an intern. Not only are these students passionate about Extension, but this gives them real experience at what life… Read More

Check for Operational Irrigation Rain Shutoff—It is the Law

It is important for us to conserve water in our landscapes anywhere that we can, so let’s make the easy improvements first! ALL landscape irrigation systems REQUIRE a rain sensor or other type of shut… Read More

Savor the Flavor of Florida Summer

I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize…. Read More