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
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
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
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
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
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
Stand Up & Holler 2023
Attention County supporters, volunteers, friends, Orange County residents, and especially local Gators:
UF’s 2023 Gator Nation Giving Day begins at 12:00AM on February 16, 2023, and you can “Stand Up & ... READ MORE
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
Since I joined the team here in July 2020, I can say that 2022 proved to be a major year for our office and team. I am not discounting the previous years, but this year was special. Below are some highlights:
HYFLEX: COVID-19 taught us to ... READ MORE
Food Insecurity in Florida
Food insecurity is an obstacle many Floridians face. In 2021, it was estimated that roughly 2.2 million Floridians lacked access to healthy food, with just over 660,000 being children. In Orange County specifically, ... READ MORE