UF/IFAS Extension Orange County provides education and information to residents and businesses through workshops, publications, and mass media in the areas of family life, youth development, natural resources, horticulture, and agriculture. Current classes/events are listed on our events calendar.
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812
4-H: Head, HEART, Hands, and Health
When people unfamiliar with 4-H are introduced to our organization, they may hear the name and see the clover emblem with an H on each of the four leaves and wonder “What do those H’s stand for?” Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four H’s in 4‑H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging projects. As it is the month of February, I thought it was only fitting to focus on the "H" for "Heart
Microirrigation for Vegetable Gardens
Microirrigation is an efficient way to water vegetable gardens and conserve our precious water supply. This goes along with Florida-Friendly Landscaping principle #2, Water Efficiently
What's Going on in Florida
GI-BMP Class in SPANISH 6/22/22
El fertilizante es regulado en la Florida y en Orange County. Cada persona que aplica fertilizantes por contrato por ley está obligado obtener una certificación para la aplicacion de fertilizantes
Extension’s 108th Anniversary
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s also the 108th anniversary of an obscure piece of legislation that might also play an important role in your life
No Nitrogen or Phosphorus Fertilizers in Orange County Landscapes 6/1-9/31
That’s right, no nitrogen or phosphorus containing fertilizers can be applied in Orange County, Florida landscapes 6/1 - 9/31. The reason we have fertilizer regulation is because water quality is measured and managed, and the pollution levels are too high
Institutional Applicators–Getting into compliance!
The Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to update the Orange County Fertilizer Applicators Ordinance during Spring 2022. Commercial, for hire, fertilizer applicators AND institutional fertilizer applicators that need to apply fertilizer as part of their job on a property they own, or is owned by their employer, are all required to be trained in Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)
Keep the Pressure Down!
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month! What is high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? Hypertension occurs when your blood pressure is consistently higher than normal (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2020). Hypertension can put you at risk for health problems such as heart attack and stroke
Benefits of Eating Local Foods
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 the world