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Category: Natural Resources

Programs, Meetings Postponed or Cancelled — COVID-19

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Out of an abundance of caution to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have cancelled or postponed many of our classes, workshops and other activities until May 1st. We are still in the process of evaluating… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More

MARCH 21ST CANCELLED — Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Program

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DUE TO COVID 19 DIRECTIVES, OUR MARCH 21ST ADOPT-A-TREE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED.  Join us on March 21st for our Adopt-A-Tree program! This event is open to all Orange County residents with proof of residency on a first come,… Read More

Sustainable Landscaping Class

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Orange County is hosting a Sustainable Landscaping for your Home class. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Orange County Extension 6021 S. Conway Rd. Orlando, FL 32812 10:00 am… Read More

Red Berries for Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations can be made from many different kinds of greenery and berries. Instead of buying fake plastic decorations, consider growing your own. You won’t find fresher greenery at a better price than the trees, bushes and vines… Read More

Reduce Environmental Impacts with Sustainable Landscaping

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You may be familiar with Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL), but have you heard the term Sustainable Landscaping? Sustainable Landscaping is a new class being offered in the FFL program at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Sustainability is defined by the Oxford… Read More

4-H Youth Learn Life Skills Through Competitive Projects

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Currently in Orange County 4-H, our youth participate in a variety of  competitive events, such as horse hippology, judging and quiz bowl, livestock and meats judging, horticulture ID, archery and this coming year, sport fishing will be added for those kids that like the… Read More

Conserve Water with High-Efficiency Rotary Irrigation Nozzles

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The landscape irrigation system is one of the largest water-using appliances. This may account for up to 50% of a home’s water use. The efficiency of the home irrigation system is often overlooked. Consequentially, is has potential to… Read More

Consider 4-H Summer Camps

Summer Plans for the Kids This is the time of the year when kids dream of summer vacation and fun! Meanwhile, parents are looking for ways to keep their children engaged  and minimize screen time. UF/IFAS Orange County 4-H can provide both… Read More