Wild and Healthy – UFS for Apoka – The Apopoka Voice launches October courses

Basics of Plant Identification (Online) October 4

Learn basic plant and key concepts to get a little lost in the jungle during your next plant adventure. Zone presented by John Roberts, Orange County Extension Agency.

Monday, October 4, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. $ 5.00. Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com 407-254-9200

Wildflower Seed Implant Workshop in person October 5

Come to our demonstration gardens for this workshop on how to sow seeds and choose the best wildflowers for your backyard. Participants will receive a package of cereals containing native and non-native wildflowers from Central Florida.

Tuesday, October 5, 10:00 – 11:00 p.m. $ 10.00. Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com 407-254-9200

Healthy Cooking Skills Series – Snack Smart (Online) October 6

Join us to learn about better healthy snacks and useful experiences like healthy eating!

Presented by Vigi Zabala, Orange County Extension Agent by Zone, this section will increase your kitchen skills, dietary knowledge, and encourage you to follow healthy habits.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Suggested donation $ 5.00. Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com 407-254-9200

Wildflower Seed Implant Workshop (Online) October 7

Join our virtual workshop on Tia Silvasy, Orange County Extension Agency, on how to plant seeds and choose the best wildflowers for your backyard. Participants who completed the survey will receive a package of cereals containing native and non-native wildflowers from Central Florida.

Thursday, October 7, 10:00 – 11:00 p.m. free! Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com 407-254-9200

Spanish – First Home Buyer Workshop 10/7 and 10/8 Sessions 1 and 2 (Online) October 7 and 8

Learn how to get homeownership rates and affordable loans in this online section provided by the OF / IFAS Extension Agents team through SPOMISH, including Orange County extension agent Jenny Rodriguez. The Buyer’s Workshop meets the educational requirements for prepaid support programs.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 9: 00-1: 00 p.m..

Friday, October 8, 2021, 9: 00-1: 00 p.m.

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

Central Florida Indigenous Trees (Online) October 8

Learn about using native trees to support biodiversity in this imaginary approach, using the John Roberts, Orange County Extension Agency.

Friday, October 8, 2021, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. $ 5 fee. Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Guided Garden Tour: In-Event Event: October 12

Come visit our Orange County Extension Center. Discover unique plants in our 12 themed gardens and find landscaping ideas for you. To learn bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects, you learn about Florida’s ideal landscape principles, smart irrigation, horticulture, and flowering.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.11:30 p.m. $ 10 fee. Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Healthy Life-Cooking Skills Series: Double-Duty Foods (Online) October 13

To save time and energy, learn how to cook once and twice what you can eat.

Presented by Vigi Zabala, Orange County Extension Agent by Zone, this section includes kitchen skills, dietary knowledge, and encourages you to take healthy habits.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Suggested donation $ 5.00. Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Beekeeping 101 (online) October 14

If beekeeping is for you, come and learn! In this introductory section, presented by Jake Yarbor, Orange County Extension Agent, you will learn about the important agricultural role that bees play, how much it costs to get started, and the legality of keeping bees in your area. Check out our Beekeeping 201 lesson after this section!

Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6: 00-7: 30 p.m. free! Registration required at https://bit.ly/OCBEE101. 407-254-9200

Beekeeping 201 (online) October 15

Learn about beekeeping amazing hobbies! Presented by Jake Yarboro, Orange County Extension Agent through the Zone, you will learn about the Landsrot hive, the colonial cast system, how to find bees and more! True first-time beekeepers are encouraged to attend Beekeeping 101 before this section, but are not required to.

Friday, October 15, 2021, from 10:00 am-12:00pm Free! Registration required at https://bit.ly/OCBEE201. 407-254-9200

Beekeeping 201L (in person) – October 16

Orange County Extension Agent Jake Yarboro offers handicrafts up to Beekeeping 201* UF / IFAS Extension Seminole County in Sanford. You’ll learn how to turn on smokers, choose the right PPE for you, go through a regular hive test, do varroa vibration and more! * You must complete Beekeeping 201 before taking this section.

Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. $ 15 fee. Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

Poultry Room (Online) October 20

Keeping chickens and making your own eggs in suburbs and suburbs has become a popular pastime! Hens in the kitchen can be a fun and practical addition to your home garden. Learn how to get started and succeed in this program presented by Orange County Extension Agent JK Yarborough through Zoom.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. free! Registration is required at https://bit.ly/OCchickenclass 407-254-9200

Eat Your Potential (Online) October 20

Learn about the relationship between eating well and feeling good in this program presented by Vigi Zabala, Orange County Extension Agency. Get a healthy diet that is part of your daily life!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 11:00 am-12:00pm. Suggested donation $ 5.00. Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

First Time Buyer Workshop 10/21 and 10/28 Sections 1 and 2 (Online) October 21 and 28

Learn how to get homeownership rates and affordable loans in this online section provided by Zoom, a team of UF / IFAS extension agents, including Orange County extension agent Jenny Rodriguez. The Buyer’s Workshop meets the educational requirements for prepaid support programs.

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 5:00 pm-9:00pm.

Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5: 00-9: 00 p.m.

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

Meditation to increase your safety (online) October 27

Want to know about the benefits of meditation or how to get started? Join us to learn how meditation or mindfulness can help you manage stress and blood pressure. The program will be presented by Vigi Zabala, Orange County Extension Agency.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Suggested donation $ 5.00. Registration is required at http://ocextension.eventbrite.com. 407-254-9200

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (Orange County – UF / IFA Extension) Participation is a partnership between state, federal and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and knowledge to the public. The University of Florida (UF), in partnership with the University of Florida & FAMU, administers the Florida Cooperative Expansion Service. The Apopoka UF / IFS Middle Florida Research and Education Center is located at 2725 S Binion Rd, Apopka, FL 32703.

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