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4/3/24 Fundamentals of Palms: Principles, Problems, and Potential–In Person in Orange Co.


February 22, 2024

BEWARE! AFTER THIS CLASS, YOU WILL NEVER LOOK AT PALMS THE SAME AGAIN! Palms are popular plants that represent a slice of Florida paradise! There is a science to growing pretty palms that will thrive in Florida, from wild places to managed ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Commercial Horticulture, Commercial Lawn And Ornamental, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Unit, Cpo, Education, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Gardening Class, Hkalaman, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscape Architect, Landscape Design, Landscapes, Lawn And Ornamental, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Nutrient Deficiencies, Orlando Events, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Pa, Palm, Palm Diagnostics, Palm Fertilizer, Palm Problems, Palms, PCO, Planning, Plant Diseases, Plant Pests, Pruning, Right Of Way, Row, Streetscape, Sustainable Landscaping

Growing Together: Orange Co Master Gardener Volunteer 2023 Highlights


February 2, 2024

UF/IFAS Extension owes much of its success in community outreach and horticulture education to the invaluable contributions of the Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) Program. From providing assistance in the Plant Clinic to conducting classes countywide, ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Community Outreach, Garden, Garden Festival, Garden Festival And Plant Sale, Gardening, Gardening Workshops, Landscape, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, New Vegetable Gardener, OC MGV, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Garden, Orange County Gardening, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers, Orange County Plant Clinic, Orlando Garden Festival, Orlando Gardening, Plant Clinic, Plant Sale, Plants, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Volunteer Impact, VolunteerImpact, Volunteers

2023 Orange County 4-H Peanut Butter Challenge

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November 13, 2023

The annual UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge ran from October 1 through October 31 this year, and our Orange County 4-H'ers took full advantage of lending their hands for larger service! What is the Peanut Butter Challenge? Each year ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #OC4H, 4-H, Ocextension, Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Youth

Golden Rain Tree: The Allure of the Invasive Intruder

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November 6, 2023

It is officially fall in Florida. Temperatures are dropping, the holidays are just around the corner, and *gasp* the notorious golden rain trees have finally set fruit! Oh, you know the one. Adorned with sprawling limbs covered in peach-colored, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Ornamentals, Invasive Plants, Ornamentals, Residential Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Stay Grounded This Fall: Tips for Maintaining Balance and Stability

Hillary Ayers, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
October 18, 2023

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, with most falls occurring in the home? While this all sounds like bad news, there is some good…in that falls can be prevented. Most falls tend to occur due to a combination ... READ MORE

Category: , Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: #extensionforall, Fall Prevention, Fall Safety, Family, Family And Consumer Sciences, Maintaining Balance, Ocextension, Older Adults, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Fall Is Here And Pumpkins Are Everywhere!

Hillary Ayers, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
October 10, 2023

Fall is here, which means cooler weather, fall fun, and pumpkins! If you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve probably seen pumpkin-flavored everything. Even I can admit, I am a huge fan of pumpkin-flavored things and when fall rolls around, ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: #extensionforall, #ocextensionnews, Fall, Family And Consumer Sciences, Health And Wellness, Nutrition, Pumpkins, Recipes, Soup, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Hydroponics with Hannah—Virtual & In Person Hydroponics Workshops Fall 2023


September 27, 2023

I just love growing food hydroponically! Why? I am more likely to harvest it and eat it, too. Over 600,000 YouTubers love how I teach hydroponics in 8 minutes. You can get growing with that free video, but maybe it only 'wet' your appetite? ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, , Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Aeroponics, Ag, Agriculture, Agroecology, Alternative Ag, Alternative Agriculture, Cffarms, Cflandscapes, Chef, Class, Commercial Food Production, Community Food Systems, Deep Water Culture, Drip, Dutch Buckets, Ebb And Flow, Entrpreneur, Farm, Farm Business, Farm To Table, Farmer, Farming, Floating Raft, Flood And Drain, Food, Food Production, Food Security, Food System, Food Systems, Green Revolution, Grow, Grow Food In Space, Grow Your Own, Home Food Production, Hospitality, Hwooten, Hydro, Hydroponics, Hydroponics Class, Hydroponics In Jail, Hydroponics In Schools, Kratky, Local, Local Food Garden, Nft, Nutrient Film Technique, Ocextension, Orlando, Self Reliant, Slow Food, Small Farm, Start A Farm, Sustainable, Sustainable Ag, Sustainable Agriculture, Table, Tower Garden, Tower Gardens, Train The Trainer, Training Programs, Urban, Urban Ag, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farm, Urban Farming, Urban Food Systems, Urban Smart Farm, Zip Grow

Marvelous Mulberries

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September 11, 2023

The mulberry (Morus spp.) is a fruiting tree rich in flavor, with nutritious foliage, a myriad of medicinal and culinary value, and a fascinating history. With numerous species, hybrids, and endless cultivars to choose from—a mulberry may ... READ MORE

Category: , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alternative Fruit, Backyard Fruit, Central Florida Gardening, Florida Friendly, Fruit, Fruit Tree, Fruit Trees, Gardening Solutions

Don’t Go Chasin’ Waterfalls – Please, Stick to Smart Irrigation!

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July 27, 2023

Water quality and quantity issues are considered one of the greatest challenges facing our planet today. Access to clean drinking water and sufficient irrigation to cultivate food crops, hydrate livestock, and quench the thirst of our ever-evolving ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Clean Water, Groundwater, Irrigation System, Ocextension, Smart Irrigation, Surface Water, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Water Supply

CEU Day 2023–Landscape University!


June 20, 2023

We would love to C.E.U. in person at CEU Day! You know you need CEUs, so come hang out with experienced Extension Agents to talk plants, palms, and pests in a comfortable and engaging environment. Plus, virtually, we cannot hear the laughter ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, , Crops, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: 482, 487, Best Practice, BMP, BMPs, Brooke Moffis, Calculation, Calibration, Central District, Central Florida, CEU, CEUs, Class, Classes, Continuing Education, Cool Class, Core, Florida, Gibmp, Grass, Hangry Plants, Hannah Wooten, Horticulture, Hwooten, In Person, Lake County, Landscape, Lawn And Ornamental, Lclm, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, Llo, Moffis, Morgan Pinkerton, Orange County, Ornamental And Turf, OT, Palm, Palms, PCO, Pest Control Operator, Pinkerton, Plants Are Cool, Private Ag, Private Applicator, Seminole County, Tree Crop, Trees Are Cool

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