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local produce including potatoes, blueberries, strawberries and onions

Benefits of Eating Local Foods


April 28, 2022

Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Buylocal, Eat Local, Florida Grown, Floridafruits, Floridaproduce, Floridavegetables, Fruit, Local Foods, Local Grown, Ocextension, Vegetables

Orange County 4-H Summer Day Camps


March 30, 2022

With spring break behind us, it won’t be long until school is out, and parents are looking for quality activities for their children. The Orange County 4-H Program is offering several day camp opportunities this summer that can keep kids learning ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #4-HGrowshere, #OC4H, 4-H, 4-H Events, Healthy Living, Life Skills, Ocextension, Water Conservation, Youth

Meet UF/IFAS Extension Orange County’s Newest Agent!


March 22, 2022

It’s Nice to Meet You!  My name is Hillary Ayers and I am excited to be your new Family and Consumer Sciences/Food Systems Agent with UF/IFAS Extension Orange County! I started my position at the beginning of March and now that I am all ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Systems, Health And Wellness, New Agent, Ocextension, Orange County

Roselle Hibiscus—The Florida Cranberry


December 10, 2021

I know you know the tropical hibiscus flower. Perhaps you have enjoyed some hibiscus tea? It is a more popularized way of drinking up this flavorful flower, but it has many more uses than you may know of! One such use is a cranberry flavored ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Cranberry, Cranberry Hibiscus, Drink, Edible, FFL, Garden, Gardening, Grow Your Own, Healthy, Hibiscus, Holiday, Hwooten, Ocextension, Red, Roselle, Sorrel, Tea

New Vegetable Gardener — Herbs are a Cool Season Crop in Central Florida


July 28, 2021

As you have already learned, the environment is unique in Florida and the seasons for growing vegetables is different from what you may be used to or what you have learned from social media sites that are not in the Central Florida area. Herbs ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Work & Life
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, New Vegetable Gardener, Vegetable Gardening

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

Fuel Forward


June 2, 2021

Ever feel like the energy fuel tank is on empty? Wake up tired, go to work tired, go home tired, and the cycle repeats day after day, making you think you’re in the movie Groundhog Day. Most people at some point in life may need to make minor ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Blood Pressure, Exercise, Fruits And Vegetables, Healthy Eating, Heart Disease, Ocextension, Performance, Physical Activity, Power, Rest, Sleep, Strength
cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

New Vegetable Gardener — Growing Vegetables in Containers


May 25, 2021

Lots of people want to grow food but not everyone can or will dig up the yard. That could be for a lot of reasons such as poor soil conditions, too many trees, limited space, deed restrictions or they just love the lawn. Fear not, because you ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Fruits And Vegetables, New Vegetable Gardener, Orange County, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

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