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Garden Festival and Plant Sale – Orange County Extension


January 10, 2023

Flower Power: The Power of Native Flowers!   Join us on Saturday March 4th, 2023, from 8:30am to 3:30pm for our annual Garden Festival & Plant Sale at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway, Orlando, 32812. The theme for ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Artisan Vendor, Artisan Vendors, Childrens Activities, Community Event, Crafters, Educational Sessions, Food Trucks, Free Event, Garden, Garden Education, Garden Festival, Garden Festival And Plant Sale, Garden How To, Garden Tours, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Native Flowers, Native Plants, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Events, Orange County Gardeners, Orlando Event, Orlando Gardeners, Plants, Plants For Sale, Speakers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Youth

4-H Citrus Project Field Trip to UF/IFAS CREC

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December 9, 2022

Youth members enrolled in the 2022 District VIII Citrus Project had a blast touring the UF/IFAS CREC packing house last month! Youth from Orange, Lake, Volusia, and Seminole counties got together for their first Citrus Project field trip of ... READ MORE

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

Reflecting on 2022 with Gratitude


December 8, 2022

With the new year a few short weeks away, it seems an appropriate time to reflect on 2022 with appreciation for those in the community that have joined with and supported the youth development work of the Orange County 4-H Program. Our 4-H ... READ MORE

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

Orange County’s Master Gardener Volunteer Recognition Event


October 20, 2022

What is the Master Gardener Program? The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a citizen-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the residents of Florida. The program relies on dedicated volunteers who have an interest in ... READ MORE

Category: , Community Volunteers, HOME LANDSCAPES
Tags: #OrangeCounty, Awards And Recognition, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, OC MGV, Orange County Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Volunteers

Easy Math – Can You Do It?

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August 26, 2022

I love math, do not get me wrong. But, when it comes to the complex equations – throw in a little exponents, tangent, or square roots – I admittedly walk away. There are some neat math problems, however, like the Collatz conjecture. Feel ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Communication, Leadership, Mental Health, Professional Development
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Mental Fitness…and GAINS

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June 1, 2022

I had two “A-HA” moments the other day from one of our Extension Agents. Jana Anderson, Family Consumer Sciences Agent here at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, was teaching our team about personal wellness and challenging us to be more active ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Communication, Leadership, Mental Health, Professional Development

The Orange County 4-H Program Needs You


August 31, 2021

The Orange County 4-H Program needs you! The most meaningful way that the 4-H Program serves kids across America is through our community clubs. For more than 100 years these clubs have been led by a dedicated army of volunteer adults contributing ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #4HVolunteers, #FL4H, #OC4H, #ocextensionnews, #OC_4H, 4-H, Life Skills, Ocextension, Youth

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