Lake County Extension

Welcome to Lake County Extension

Office Hours 8 am- 5 pm M - F
Garden Hours 9 am - 4 pm M - F 
Third Saturday of Month 9 am - 4 pm

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Saturday in the Gardens

May 20Perennial Gardening Class. 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20 at the Lake County Extension Center. Learn selection, cultivation tips and creative ways to use perennials in the home landscape from agent Brooke Moffis.  Pre-registration for the class is required online for $5 or by cash or check at the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours. Discovery Gardens, a 3.5 acre property consisting of multiple themed gardens, is free to visit.

Florida Perennial Sale from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm perennials will be for sale by the UF/IFAS Lake County Master Gardeners at the Lake County Extension Center in conjunction with our May 20th Saturday in the Gardens class.  You do not have to attend the class to participate in the sale.


Local Cuisine
From the Roots Up

Ever wonder where your food comes from? Join us as we explore the journey that your food takes on it’s way from the farm to your fork. Each session will provide an overview of agricultural production, selection tips, and cooking techniques. Classes will conclude with an opportunity to sample some tasty recipes. Time of day varies, all are at the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center.

June 29. 10am Get Your Grill On
August 19. 11am Creature Cuisine
September 16. 10am Fall into Veggies
October 17. 6pm Sweet as Can Bee
November 18. 10am Eat Your Greens
December 12. 6pm Cooking with Citrus

Water School Presentations

2017 Water School for the Public will be held June 27 at the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center. $5 Registration and details.

Watch the presentations from the 2016 Lake Sumter Water School below. This program was made possible by a grant from the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Lake County Water Authority.

Climate Change and Water - Chris Martinez, UF/IFAS

Economics of Water - Tatiana Borisova, UF/IFAS

Keeping Nature Alive - James Hollingshead, St. Johns River Water Management District

Do We Have Enough?- David Sumner, US Geological Survey

Economic Development and Water - Pierce Jones, UF/IFAS

Florida Water Law - David Rathke, Southwest Florida Water Management District