Our mission is to respond to Lee County issues and needs through customized education and training in agriculture & natural resources, horticulture, 4-H youth development, marine education, Florida yards and neighborhoods, and family and consumer sciences.
3410 Palm Beach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Florida-Friendly Gardening Therapy
For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average
Risk, Resilience and Extension
Risk, Resilience and UF/IFAS Extension It may surprise you to know that the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Service can help you to deal with risk in numerous areas. We provide risk management to governments, communities and individuals by providing access to the research-based capacity of the University of Florida, primarily through the educational programs we
What's Going on in Florida
Event: Lee County Urban Gardening and Micro Business Course
Interested in growing your own small food related business? Agents Roy Beckford and Jennifer Hagen of the Lee County Extension Office can help. The Urban Gardening and Micro-Business class series will introduce practical and technical concepts in urban farming and training in how to make valued added products
The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor
Mush Ado About Nothing?
Mush Ado About Nothing? The promise of summer brings so many new curiosities to our landscapes. One of the most dramatic and surprising of these changes is the arrival of mushrooms in our environments
Lee County 4-H: FAQ
Lee County 4-H: Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is 4-H? A: 4-H is a non-formal, practical educational program for youth. It is the youth development program of UF/IFAS Extension
Fall Colors and Flavors
When you hear the word "Fall"….What is the first color that comes to mind? What food? “Orange and pumpkins?” “Red and apples? Think of all fruits and vegetables orange and red - apples, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, acorn and butternut squash, red peppers, and of course, pumpkins! While these colors may represent the season of fall, the red and orange colors are so much more than just the hue of the fruits and vegetables
September is National Food Safety Education Month
Think you know food safety? Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans (or about 48 million people) get sick every year from food eating contaminated food, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? Or, that 128,000 of those individuals requires hospitalization, and that some 3,000 die? September has been designated as National Food Safety Education Month?.