Lifescaping, landscaping, chicken-scaping and more, oh my! UF/IFAS courses rolling out in June

  • What’s new in the diet
  • What’s in my food Organic, conventional, local, oh my god!
  • Backyard vegetable garden
  • Grow your own microgreens
  • Money Habits for Financial Health
  • Florida-Friendly Landscaping ™
  • Garden extends
  • Mindfulness

What to do in the summer vegetable garden

Orange County’s expansion agent Ed Thralls will present information on what to do in the kitchen garden during the summer. Summers are tough for the gardener and the vegetable garden. Learn basic information about which vegetables will be good and which will be challenging. Learn to work with the season in the central Florida vegetable garden. This will be a virtual presentation. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. USD 5 per person. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com is required. 407-254-9200

First homebuyer workshop June 10th, 2021 (one-time session)

Jenny Rodriguez, the Orange County Extension representative, will be showing the steps to owning home and getting an affordable mortgage in this one-piece online class.

This virtual class consists of 1 session and is offered via Zoom. The class link will be sent by email upon registration.

The registration fee is per person. One set of teaching materials per registration.

UF / IFAS Extension Orange County is a HUD recognized housing advice agency. The Homebuyer Workshop meets the training requirements for deposit support programs. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop after all class requirements have been met. USD 10 fee per person. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

So you want to open a community garden?

Ed Thralls, Orange County’s Extension Agent, presents information on growing vegetables in a community garden. Learn about the ten steps to a successful community garden, what resources are available in the community, and how to get started. Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. $ 5 fee. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

What to do in the summer vegetable garden

Orange County’s expansion agent Ed Thralls will present information on what to do in the kitchen garden during the summer. Summers are tough for the gardener and the vegetable garden. Learn basic information about which vegetables will be good and which will be challenging. Learn to work with the season in the central Florida vegetable garden. This will be a virtual presentation. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. $ 5 fee. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

First homebuyer workshop 6/18 & 6/25 (session 1 & 2)

Jenny Rodriguez, the Orange County Extension representative, will share the steps to home ownership and getting an affordable mortgage in this two-part online class. This virtual class consists of 2 sessions of 4 hours each and is offered via Zoom. The class link will be sent by email upon registration. Make sure you sign up for both course dates. One set of teaching materials per registration. UF / IFAS Extension Orange County is a HUD recognized housing advice agency. The Homebuyer Workshop meets the training requirements for deposit support programs. You must complete both sessions to receive the Certificate of Completion. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop after all class requirements have been met. Friday, June 18, 2021, 9 a.m. and Friday, June 25, 2021, 1 p.m.. USD 10 fee per person. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Backyard Chicken Training Class – Zoom Webinar

JK Yarborough, Orange County’s Extension Agent, will show you how to keep chickens and produce your own eggs in suburbs and towns. Chickens in a coop can be a fun and practical addition to your home garden. Learn how to get started and be successful! Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration at https://bit.ly/OCchickenclass 407-254-9200

Composting and rain barrels

Orange County’s expansion agent Ed Thralls will present information on how to turn your facility and kitchen waste material into compost and reduce the amount of waste in the landfill. Reduce rainwater runoff with the help of rain barrels. This class will be a virtual presentation with zoom. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. $ 5 fee. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

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