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2024 gARTening Schedule


February 7, 2024

What is the gARTening Program? The gARTening Program is designed to connect residents to both our UF/IFAS Extension Services and Horticulture through the use of art within gardening. The gARTening program is a program for all ages, from 4-104 ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, , Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Air Plants, Art, Florida, Flower Crown, Garden, Gardening, GARTening, GARTening Program, Horticulture, Hypertufa, Kokedama, Master Gardener Volunteers, Master Gardeners, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers, Orlando, Orlando Gardening, Plants, Pressed Flowers, Succulents, Terrarium, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Hydroponics with Hannah—Virtual & In Person Hydroponics Workshops Fall 2023


September 27, 2023

I just love growing food hydroponically! Why? I am more likely to harvest it and eat it, too. Over 600,000 YouTubers love how I teach hydroponics in 8 minutes. You can get growing with that free video, but maybe it only 'wet' your appetite? ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, , Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Aeroponics, Ag, Agriculture, Agroecology, Alternative Ag, Alternative Agriculture, Cffarms, Cflandscapes, Chef, Class, Commercial Food Production, Community Food Systems, Deep Water Culture, Drip, Dutch Buckets, Ebb And Flow, Entrpreneur, Farm, Farm Business, Farm To Table, Farmer, Farming, Floating Raft, Flood And Drain, Food, Food Production, Food Security, Food System, Food Systems, Green Revolution, Grow, Grow Food In Space, Grow Your Own, Home Food Production, Hospitality, Hwooten, Hydro, Hydroponics, Hydroponics Class, Hydroponics In Jail, Hydroponics In Schools, Kratky, Local, Local Food Garden, Nft, Nutrient Film Technique, Ocextension, Orlando, Self Reliant, Slow Food, Small Farm, Start A Farm, Sustainable, Sustainable Ag, Sustainable Agriculture, Table, Tower Garden, Tower Gardens, Train The Trainer, Training Programs, Urban, Urban Ag, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farm, Urban Farming, Urban Food Systems, Urban Smart Farm, Zip Grow

Celebrating National Pollinator Week

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June 19, 2023

Happy National Pollinator Week! Please join us in celebrating a week full of pollinators of all shapes, colors, and sizes! First incepted by the US Senate on September 21, 2006, National Pollinator Week was initiated to “recognize the importance ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Flies, Florida Native Bees, Honey Bee, National Pollinator Week, Native Bee, Pollination, Pollinator Friendly, Pollinator Plant, Pollinators

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

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May 18, 2023

Hey there! My name is Heather Kalaman, and I am the new Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ and Residential Horticulture Agent here at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. I started this position in mid-April and thought I would take a moment to ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Doctor Of Plant Medicine, DPM, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture Agent, Ocextension, Residential Horticulture

Agaves: Cheers to spirits in the garden


May 4, 2023

Bring mezcal to life; grow agaves in the garden! Agave is generally tolerant of Florida's climate with its succulent leaves showcasing different shades of greens and blues. The shape of the plant generates interest, and it makes a great statement ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Agave, Alcotourism, Celebrate, Celebration, Cflandscapes, Cheers, Cinco De Mayo, Cool Plants, Culture, Enews, Ethnobotany, Farm To Table, FFL, Florida, Florida Native, Garden, Hospitality, Hwooten, Landscape, Local, Local Ag, Local Food, Mexico, Mezcal, Native, Natives, Ornamental, Plants, Tequila, Urban Ag

Prioritize your Mental Health


May 2, 2023

Throughout the month of May, you will see many messages bringing awareness to Mental Health. Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Every year during the month of May, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Depression, Gardening, Improve Cognition, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness, Ocextension, Physical Activity, Self-care

The gARTening Program: 2023 Schedule


April 11, 2023

What is the gARTening Program? The gARTening Program is designed to connect residents to both our UF/IFAS Extension Services and Horticulture through the use of art within gardening. The gARTening program is a program for all ages, from 4-104 ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Community Volunteers, Events, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Art, Garden, GARTening, Healthy Living, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, Ocextension, Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Zen

Putting a Little Lipstick on our Pig – Annual Ryegrass

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February 17, 2023

After two hurricanes that brought an incredible amount of water, coupled with the freeze in early 2023, our permanent bahiagrass looked brown and gnarly. It was a perfect time to put some lipstick on our pig. We decided to compare the bahiagrass ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bahaigrass, Cool Season Grass, Exploration Gardens, Hurricane Recovery, Ocextension, Ryegrass

Extension Solutions (for your life)

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January 31, 2023

Did you know that Orange TV has been interviewing UF/IFAS Extension Orange County’s faculty and volunteers for 26 years for educational content? UF/IFAS Emeritus Extension Agents Celeste White and Tom MacCubbin began Extension Solutions ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Educational Tv, Extensionsolutions, Orangetv, Telly Awards, YouTube

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