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

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Summer 2021 is kicking off with solutions-for-your-life courses by UF / IFAS Extension, covering topics from money habits to raising chickens, first time homebuyer tips to growing a summer vegetable garden, and more.

Courses, Series, Dates and Details

Lifescaping Series – A Guide to a Healthy Florida Lifestyle

Join our team of Extension Agents to learn about growing your own food, what’s new in nutrition, financial health, garden stretches, mindfulness and more! Online Series - June 1, June 8, and June 15; In-person finale June 22; $20 Donation encouraged. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com is required. 407-254-9200.

Through this series, you will learn:

What's new in nutrition

What's in my food? Organic, Conventional, Local, oh my!

Backyard vegetable gardening

Growing your own microgreens

Money habits for financial health

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

Garden Stretches

Mindfulness

What to do in the Summer Vegetable Garden

Orange County Extension Agent Ed Thralls will be presenting information about what to do in the vegetable garden in the summer. Summers are tough on the gardener and the vegetable garden crops. Learn basic information about which vegetables will do well, and which will be a challenge. Learn to work with the season in the Central Florida vegetable garden. This will be a virtual presentation. Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:00pm. $5 per person. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com is required. 407-254-9200

First Time Homebuyer Workshop 6/10/2021 (One Time Session)

Orange County Extension Agent Jenny Rodriguez will be presenting about the steps to home ownership and how to obtain an affordable mortgage in this online 1- part class.

This virtual class is 1 session, offered via Zoom. The class link will be emailed upon registration.

Registration fee is per individual. One set of educational materials per registration.

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County is a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling agency. The homebuyer workshop meets the education requirements for down payment assistance programs. Participants will be mailed a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop after all class requirements are met. $10 fee per person. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

So You Want to Start a Community Garden?

Orange County Extension Agent Ed Thralls will be presenting information about growing vegetables in a community garden. Learn about the ten steps to a successful community garden, what resources are available from the community and how to get started. Saturday, June 12, 2021, 9:00am – 10:00am. $5 fee. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

What to do in the Summer Vegetable Garden

Orange County Extension Agent Ed Thralls will be presenting information about what to do in the vegetable garden in the summer. Summers are tough on the gardener and the vegetable garden crops. Learn basic information about which vegetables will do well, and which will be a challenge. Learn to work with the season in the Central Florida vegetable garden. This will be a virtual presentation. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 6:00pm- 7:00pm. $5 fee. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

First Time Homebuyer Workshop 6/18 & 6/25 (Session 1 & 2)

Orange County Extension Agent Jenny Rodriguez will be presenting about the steps to home ownership and how to obtain an affordable mortgage in this online 2-part class. This virtual class is 2 sessions, 4 hours each and offered via Zoom. The class link will be emailed upon registration. Be sure to register for both class dates. One set of educational materials per registration. UF/IFAS Extension Orange County is a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling agency. The homebuyer workshop meets the education requirements for down payment assistance programs. You must complete both sessions to receive the certificate of completion. Participants will be mailed a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop after all class requirements are met. Friday, Jun 18, 2021, 9:00am and Friday, Jun 25, 2021, 1:00pm. $10 fee per person. Registration at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Backyard Chicken Training Class - Zoom webinar

Orange County Extension Agent JK Yarborough will be presenting on how to keep chickens and produce your own eggs in suburban and urban settings. Hens 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, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Registration at https://bit.ly/OCchickenclass 407-254-9200

Composting and Rain Barrels

Orange County Extension Agent Ed Thralls will be presenting information about how to turn your plant and kitchen waste material into compost and reduce the waste load going to the landfill. Reduce storm water runoff with the use of rain barrels. This class will be a virtual presentation using Zoom. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6:00pm – 7:00pm. $5 fee. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com . 407-254-9200

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (Orange County - UF/IFAS Extension) outreach is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. The Apopka UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center is located at 2725 S Binion Rd, Apopka, FL 32703.

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