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Food Safety During Hurricane Season

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September 23, 2022

With hurricane season well under way, it’s important to remember to plan ahead. When it comes to food, you want to be sure that it is stored safely in the event of a power outage. Here are some tips to help ensure that your food is properly ... READ MORE

Category: , Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Food And Nutrition, Food Safety, Hurricane Preparedness, Storms

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

The Scoop on Microgreens


June 28, 2022

Authored by Amanda Decker UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Summer Intern Graduating UF CALS December, 2022 B.S. Plant Science specialization in Plant Breeding and Genetics What Exactly Are Microgreens? Florida offers year round gardening, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, , Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Cflandscapes, Commercial Horticulture, Easy To Grow, Gardening, Gardens, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Home Garden, Home Gardener, Home Grow, Home Hydroponics, Home-grown Food, Homegrown, Hwooten, Hydroponics, Indoor Plants, Microgreens, Nutrition, Plant, Plants
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, 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!

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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

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