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Use the Fall Festivities to Teach Children Money Saving Tips

seminole pumpkin

It’s that time of year again where gorgeous foliage, a gentle chill in the air, and sweaters and scarves all contribute to that cozy fall feeling and Halloween also sets the tone for enjoying the… Read More

Underutilized Trees: The Nagi Tree

I’ve got a Nagi feeling about this… Natural and Horticultural History Human desires can be capricious and plants can fall in and out of vogue. Somewhat surprisingly, things as long-lived as landscape trees have different… Read More

Non-native Invasive Plants Common to Central Florida

Coral ardesia

Part of having a Florida-Friendly landscape is following principle #1, Right Plant, Right Place. Criteria for being the right plant for the right place include: • Suitable for our climate (Central Florida is USDA Hardiness… Read More

The Orange County 4-H Program Needs You

Hand writing word Volunteers

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… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 1)

Gratitude

When I was younger, my grandmother taught me the importance of saying “thank you.” She always waited for me to say “thank you,” driving the importance home. Learning those two simple words at a young… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 2)

Gratitude

To recap last week’s blog: As leaders, we need to stop and look back at how we got to where we are quite often. We need to shake off the discomfort and say “thank you”… Read More

Back to School Tips

Back to school supplies

Already the store isles are loaded with back-to-school supplies, backpacks, and lunch boxes. As summer nears an end, parents are starting to stock up on back-to-school items in hopes of avoiding the mad rush. In… Read More