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Did You Know That Orange County Has The 3rd Largest Horticulture Industry In Florida?

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An economic study done in 2015 by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Food and Resource Economics Dept. determined that the central Florida area producers, combined with landscape firms and… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Saving Water with Florida-Friendly Plants

Did you know half of our household water is used in lawns? Saving Florida’s water resources is a vital responsibility of everyone. Last Water Wednesday, I invited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent, Tina McIntyre, to give… Read More

What Should I Do After My Drinking Well Is Flooded?

Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms. They produce strong winds, storm surge flooding, and heavy rainfall. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, people don’t often think about the damage caused to… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – How to Build Your Own Rain Barrel

A great way to save water, and money on your water bills, is to build your own rain barrel to capture rainwater. Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in UF/IFAS Extension Seminole… Read More

Trees and Hurricanes: Now and Later

Florida’s hurricane season is from June 1st to November 30th every year. Hurricanes bring strong sustained winds capable of playing dodge ball with debris in the landscape. Keeping your Florida landscape hurricane ready involves a… Read More

Sour to Sweet: The Story of Miracle Fruit

Small, red berry, The miracle fruit, The more you eat, the more… … It’s sweet! The miracle is that this fruit can change flavors from sour to sweet! Miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum, is a tropical… Read More

The Roots of Cooperative Extension

Did you know that the first official American Extension Agent was a young Black male graduate of Tuskegee University named Thomas Monroe Campbell? Surely you have heard of Campbell’s protégés, Booker T. Washington and George… Read More