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UF/IFAS has released August class list, includes Spanish version of First Time Homebuyers

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UF / IFAS Extension has released their August dates, classes and course descriptions for Apopka and Orange County residents. Kicking off August 12 you'll find course on growing berries, keeping bees, dealing with pests in your garden, a Spanish edition of the First Time Homebuyer course and more. See details below.

Courses, Series, Dates and Details

Aug. 12: Berries – Blackberries, Blueberries and Strawberries

Berries make a great addition to the backyard garden! Learn how to select them and how to grow them in the Central Florida backyard garden in this virtual program presented by Orange County Extension Agent Ed Thralls.

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 6:00pm-7:00pm. $5 fee. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Aug. 12: Beekeeping 101

Come learn if beekeeping is for you! In this very beginner class presented virtually by Orange County Extension Agent JK Yarborough, you'll learn about the important agricultural role honey bees play, how much it costs to get started, and the legality of keeping bees in your area. After this class, check out our Beekeeping 201 class!

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 6:00pm-7:30pm. FREE! Registration required at: https://bit.ly/OCBEE101. 407-254-9200

Aug. 13: Beekeeping 201

Come learn about the awesome hobby of beekeeping! Presented virtually by Orange County Extension Agent JK Yarborough, you will learn about a Langstroth hive, the colonies caste system, how to acquire bees and more! True first-time beekeepers are encouraged, but not required, to attend Beekeeping 101 before this class.

Friday, August 13, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm. FREE! Registration required at: https://bit.ly/OCBEE201. 407-254-9200

Aug. 14: Beekeeping 201L – Hitting the Hives

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, August 14, 2021, 9:00am-10:30am. $15 fee. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Aug. 14: Peppers – Some Like it Hot!

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 virtual presentation by Orange County Extension Agent Ed Thralls.

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 9:00am-10:00am. $5 fee. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Aug. 17 & 26: Major Insect Pests in the Home Vegetable Garden

Less than one percent of all insects in Florida are harmful. And most of them may be found in and around the home vegetable garden. Who are they, what damage do they cause and how to rid yourself of them will all be presented in this virtual program by Orange County Extension Agent Ed Thralls.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm. $5 fee.

Thursday, August 26 , 2021, 6:00pm-7:00pm. $5 fee.

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

Aug. 18: Backyard Chicken Class

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 virtual program presented by Orange County Extension Agent JK Yarborough.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm. FREE! Registration required at https://bit.ly/OCchickenclass 407-254-9200

Aug. 19: SPANISH - First Time Homebuyer Workshop

Learn the steps to home ownership and how to obtain an affordable mortgage in this online class offered via Zoom in SPANISH 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.

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 8:30am-5:00pm. $10 fee. Registration required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Aug. 26: First Time Homebuyer Workshop

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.

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 8:30am-5:00pm. $10 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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