The Smith/Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service (Orange County - February 23, 1914). Since then, numerous Extension professionals have dedicated their lives to help identify county needs and develop results oriented programs to help solve those needs.
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812
Monday - Friday
8a.m. - 5p.m.
Plant Clinic Monday - Friday 8a.m. - Noon; 1p.m. - 5p.m.
What’s in Bloom? …Golden Shower
Profuse is an Understatement Some trees flower, and some trees are nothing but flowers. A golden shower tree in bloom is a heaping mass of visually explicit plant reproduction
Spending Time Outside in the Summer
During a Florida summer, we often dread stepping outside to face temperatures upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If you take the right steps, exercise and leisure activities can be done outside safely and comfortably
What's Going on in Florida
Growing Vegetables in Greenhouses and High Tunnels
Protected vegetable production increases Production of vegetables in greenhouses and high tunnels is on the rise. In the United States, the acreage of vegetables and herbs grown under protection increased 82% between 2007 and 2017
Beneficial Garden Bugs: The Good Flies
Not all bugs are alike. Some bugs in Florida are garden pests, because they can do a lot of damage to plants, especially during the growing season
Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns
Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement
Can’t Stop the Plant Power: Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Returns for 2021
It’s a well-established fact.
What’s in Bloom? …Plumerias
Sad Stick to Blossom Queen Plumerias are a group of closely related flowering plants that are synonymous with “tropical.” Another name for these plants is “frangipani,” which sounds much more like the nickname of a bullied middle schooler
Ever feel like the energy fuel tank is on empty? Wake up tired, go to work tired, go home tired, and the cycle repeats day after day, making you think you’re in the movie Groundhog Day. Most people at some point in life may need to make minor adjustments to what you eat and your physical activity routine to help your mind and body feel better