The sun is shining and the heat is here...it's summertime in Florida! Whether you're a native Floridian or just visiting, it's always important to remember to practice sun safety here in the "Sunshine State." What are the best ways to protect ... READ MORE
Did you know that being outside and spending time in nature can reduce stress and anxiety? Connecting with the world outside has also been linked to uplifting overall mood and feelings of happiness. With that being said, have you visited our ... 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
In this webinar you will learn how to care for shorelines, lakefronts and ponds. We will cover species of beneficial plants. Learn about aquatic plants that live in the water and how to plant and maintain them. Presented by Tia Silvasy, Orange ... READ MORE
This list of Florida native plants will be helpful if you live on the lakefront, a freshwater water body, or are doing a rain garden in a wet spot in your yard. These plants are water loving and live in different zones on the shoreline. While ... READ MORE
As we work our way into 2022, the Adopt-a-Tree program is getting ready to kick-off their first event. If you are not familiar with Adopt-a-Tree, here is a quick synopsis.
Adopt-a-Tree events seek to give Orange County Residents an opportunity ... READ MORE
During a Florida summer, we often dread stepping outside to face temperatures upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If you take the right steps, exercise and leisure activities can be done outside safely and comfortably.
Choose ... READ MORE
Freeing stuck vehicles is a common thing in the agricultural world. Maybe you are rolling a newly planted pasture and got a little too close to that wet spot you knew was there, but thought you had it. Or maybe you’re out hog hunting and ... READ MORE
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.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
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