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Some like it hot! UF/IFAS shows you how to get perfect peppers, keep bees, and much more in Sept. classes

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UF / IFAS Extension heads into September with a strong slate of classes and programs for Apopka and Orange County residents. Kicking off with an in-person beekeeping course and creative, healthy cooking, you'll find an array of options for better living. Course topics range from first time homebuyer certification to raising chickens, growing peppers and tomatoes to lawn care. See details below.

Courses, Series, Dates and Details

Beekeeping 201L (In Person)

Orange County Extension Agent JK Yarborough is presenting a hands-on, follow up to Beekeeping 201* at the UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County in Sanford. You will learn how to light a smoker, choose the proper PPE for you, go through a routine hive inspection, do a varroa shake and more! *Completion of Beekeeping 201 is required prior to taking this class.

Saturday, September 4, 2021, 9:00am-10:30am. $15 fee. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Beans + Rice = A Complete Global Protein (Online)

Join us to learn why rice and beans are a popular combination for a complete protein, and how to add these your diet using global recipes! Presented via Zoom by Vigi Zabala, Orange County Extension Agent.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm. Suggested donation $5 fee. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Fall Lawn Care (Online)

Learn the four varieties of southern turfgrasses as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Included will be a discussion of pest management and the use of pesticides to include insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Presented via Zoom by Ed Thralls, Orange County Extension Agent.

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm. $5 fee.

Friday, September 14, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm. $5 fee.

Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

First Time Homebuyer Workshop Sessions 1 & 2 (Online)

Learn the steps to home ownership and how to obtain an affordable mortgage in this online class offered via Zoom by a team of UF/IFAS Extension Agents, including Orange County Extension Agent Jenny Rodriguez. The homebuyer workshop meets the education requirements for down payment assistance programs.

Friday, September 10, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm.

Friday, September 24, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm.

$10 fee for both sessions. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Tomatoes – In Search of the Perfect Tomato (Online)

Learn to successfully grow tomatoes in your Central Florida backyard garden! Presented via Zoom by Ed Thralls, Orange County Extension Agent, this class will cover the history of the tomato, what tomato varieties are best adapted to the Central Florida climate and how to best grow them.

Saturday, September 11, 2021, 9:00am-10:30am. $5 fee.

Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Backyard Chicken Class (Online)

Keeping chickens and producing your own eggs in suburban and urban settings has become a popular hobby! Hens in a coop can be a fun and practical addition to your home garden. Learn how to get started and be successful in this program presented viz Zoom by Orange County Extension Agent JK Yarborough.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm. FREE! Registration required at https://bit.ly/OCchickenclass 407-254-9200

Healthy For Life: Cooking Skills Series (Online)

Join us to learn how to simple cooking skills can help you stay healthy for life!

This four-part series presented via Zoom by Vigi Zabala, Orange County Extension Agent, will increase your kitchen skills, nutrition know-how, and encourage you to adopt healthier habits.

Take one class or take them all!

9/22/21 - Tasty, Affordable Meals for Busy Families

9/29/201 - Healthy Ingredient Swaps

10/06/21 - Snack Smarter

10/13/21 - Double-Duty Meals

Wednesdays, September 22 - October 13, 2021, 11:00am - 12:00pm. Suggested donations: 4-part series: $18 / Per individual class: $5.00. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com 407-254-9200

Peppers – Some Like it Hot! (Online)

Peppers are a favorite vegetable in the home vegetable garden. Some like the taste, some like the ornamental value and some like them hot! Learn about the history of the pepper, what pepper varieties are best adapted to the Central Florida climate and how to best grow them in this class presented via Zoom by Orange County Extension Agent Ed Thralls.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm. $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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