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Lakefront Landscaping webinar recording


February 17, 2022

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Ditch, Garden, Lake, Lakefront, Landscape, Orange, Permit, Pond, Rain Garden, Seminole, Silvasy, Stormwater

List of Freshwater Aquatic Plants for Florida


February 14, 2022

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

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Aquatic, Central Florida, Florida, Freshwater, Grasses, Habitat. Trees, Lakefront, Plants, Rain Garden, Water Lillies, Wildlife
trees

Adopt-a-Tree 2022


February 9, 2022

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

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Adopt-a-tree, Landscape Management, Ocextension, Tree Giveway, Trees, Trees Are Good, Urban Tree

Spending Time Outside in the Summer


June 17, 2021

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. Healthy Practices Choose ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Recreation, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Dehydration, Heat-related Illness, Hydration, Outdoor Exercise, Physical Activity, Spf, Summer Heat, Sun Protection

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Consider 4-H Summer Camps


April 29, 2019

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Conservation, Curriculum, Health & Nutrition, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #CampCloverleaf, #OC4H, #youthdevelopment, 4-H, Healthy Living, Life Skills, Ocextension, Youth
4-H youth at campfire

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


May 17, 2018

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 ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, , Natural Resources, Recreation, Relationships & Family
Tags: #4-HCamp, #4-HGrowshere, #CampCloverleaf, #OC_4H, #positiveyouthdevelopment, 4-H, Life Skills, Youth

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