Category: Natural Resources

Orange County Adopt-A-Tree

magnolias for tree giveaway

Trees are so cool! Not only do they provide shade and oxygen but many other benefits as well. From reducing energy use and improving water management to providing wildlife habitats and improved well-being for humans, trees are an… 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

What to Plant Now – Cool Season Veggies

Cool Season Vegetables

It’s hot out. Sweltering. Rainy. But it’s also time to plan for cooler temperatures and relief from the daily downpour. It’s time to plan the fall garden. In Florida, we have two vegetable planting seasons. The warm weather… Read More

Orange County’s Fertilizer Ordinance – Summer Reminders

guy spreading fertilizer

Fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus may not be applied in Orange County from June 1 through September 30, unless the commercial applicator is GI-BMP certified or has the Limited Commercial Fertilizer Applicator license. Commercial applicators must have a… Read More

4-H Summer Camp: A Time for Youth to Grow

4-H youth at campfire

The Benefits of 4-H Summer Camp There is nothing that compares to the life-skill building and memory-making experiences associated with attending 4-H summer camp. According to a study by the American Camp Association (National Collaboration for Youth, 2011),… Read More

Interested in Becoming a UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer?

master gardener banquet

Do you love gardening? Have you attended the annual UF IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Festival http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/orange/home-lawns-landscapes-and-gardens/master-gardener-mg/plant-and-garden-festival/? Are you interested in learning about lawns, landscapes, gardens and sharing that knowledge with others? The… Read More

3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference

ag policy conference logo

The UF/IFAS Dept. of Food & Resource Economics is hosting the 3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference at the UF/IFAS MREC, Apopka, FL, on February 21st from 9 am – 4 pm. You’ll be able to network… Read More