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Beginning June 1, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County will begin to safely resume operations on a limited basis from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Appointments are required by calling 407-254-9200. Temperature check and completion of COVID-19 questionnaire are required for entry. Face masks are strongly encouraged and social distancing will be observed at all times. Meetings of 10 or less only. 

We are also available to assist you via email, phone or our social media sites. For upcoming program information: http://ocextension.eventbrite.com

We look forward to working with you, and please stay safe!

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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Be S.M.A.R.T. and Say “NO” to Resolutions in 2021
Resolutions Rarely Succeed Since the time of the Babylonians, people have used the transition to a new calendar year as a time to make positive changes (history.com)

12/11/2020

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UF/IFAS Extension Orange County “Safely Resuming Operations”
Beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020, the Orange County Extension Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Road will SAFELY resume operations on a limited basis from 8:00am – Noon, Monday - Friday

05/21/2020

New Vegetable Gardener — Greens in the Cool Season Garden
Greens are a mainstay in the Florida Cool Season garden. Leafy greens are nutritious as well as bountiful in a well maintained vegetable garden

11/24/2020

Pandemic eating among the food-secure: more comfort foods, but not a drastic increase
During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows. The study also serves as a cautionary tale for how people might want to eat in future pandemics

01/05/2021

Holiday Treats to Feel Good About
January 1st, 2020. More than 51% of Americans started the year, as they have many others, with the New Year’s Resolution to “eat healthier” (Buchholz, 2019)

12/11/2020

Holiday Plant Care – Should you Keep Them or Toss Them?
It is that time of year when we see many holiday plants that may be brought into homes and may ultimately end up in our landscapes. Sometimes it is confusing to decide what to do with them so I hope to offer you tips that may make your decision easier -- Should you keep them or toss them into the yard waste after the holiday season is over? These are the top ten holiday plants that I most often see at this time of year:

12/11/2020

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    New Vegetable Gardener — Greens in the Cool Season Garden
    Greens are a mainstay in the Florida Cool Season garden. Leafy greens are nutritious as well as bountiful in a well maintained vegetable garden

    11/24/2020

    Home-grown lettuce for the holidays
    Set it and forget it…until the holidays. UF/IFAS Extension will teach you how to grow greens just in time to serve at your holiday meal

    11/18/2020