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UF/IFAS Extension
Orange County

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.

Contact

orange@ifas.ufl.edu
(407) 254-9200
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Orlando, FL 32812

Hours

Monday - Friday
8a.m. - 5p.m.
Plant Clinic Monday - Friday 8a.m. - Noon; 1p.m. - 5p.m.

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Yard to Table: Cutting Celery
I don’t use celery very often, and I hate having to buy a whole bunch of it to get a stalk or two for a recipe. Luckily, I found the solution at a local plant sale - cutting celery! Cutting celery, also called leaf celery or Chinese celery, is pretty much like regular celery but in miniature form

08/02/2018

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Bone UP with Strong Bodies
Strong Bodies is a 12 week weight training program designed specifically to improve the health of residents by preventing or reducing their risk of chronic diseases like osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  Strong Bodies has been proven to help individuals improve arthritis symptoms, sleep quality, energy levels, and  bone density

08/14/2018

Fall Prevention
Do you have trouble picking up objects from the floor, reaching overhead, getting in and out of the chair or walking without holding on to something? If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, you are at risk for falling and may need to modify your lifestyle to help decrease your risk. Internal related factors like walking instabilities, balance problems, visual or hearing impairments, decreased muscle strength and tone can all

05/03/2018

Sanjay Shukla and UF/IFAS Extension Innovation
Innovation has long been a value embedded in UF/IFAS Extension programming. From our first days over a century ago to what we are delivering today, Extension faculty have been committed to using technology and innovation in the delivery of educational programs

06/25/2018

Designing Colorful Summer Containers
An easy way to add color to an entryway or patio is with a container full of flowers. You can get ready made combos at the garden center, but making your own lets you choose plants that can survive our challenging summer weather

06/26/2018

4-H Summer Camp: A Time for Youth to Grow
The Benefits of 4-H Summer Camp There is nothing that compares to the life-skill building and memory-making experiences associated with attending 4-H summer camp. According to a study by the American Camp Association (National Collaboration for Youth, 2011), “children who participated in a camp experience… reported significant growth in positive identity,

05/17/2018

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    Fall Prevention
    Do you have trouble picking up objects from the floor, reaching overhead, getting in and out of the chair or walking without holding on to something? If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, you are at risk for falling and may need to modify your lifestyle to help decrease your risk. Internal related factors like walking instabilities, balance problems, visual or hearing impairments, decreased muscle strength and tone can all

    05/03/2018

    Healthy Living
    The word health is defined as a state of being sound in mind, body and spirit. We often take health for granted until it’s gone

    02/27/2018