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

Lake County Farm Tour

November 17. Starts at the Lake County Extension Center at 8 a.m. Buses leave promptly at 8:30 a.m., return by 5 p.m. Stops include D & J Apiary, Sunsational Citrus, Rocking Horse Stables, Promise Habitat Services, and lunch at The Dam Smoker. $40 pre-registration required. Flyer. On-line registration.

Saturday in the Gardens

September 17: Saturday in the Gardens Series: Container Gardening. 10 a.m. - noon. Lake County Extension office. Participants will learn about container garden style, design, care, plant selection and color theory. Pre-registration is required online for $5 or by cash or check at the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours.

FYP Florida Friendly Speaker Series 

September 13: Right Plant, Right Place. noon - 1 p.m. Clermont Garden Club, 849 West Avenue, Clermont 34711. The UF/IFAS Extension Lake County Master Gardeners, in partnership with the Clermont Garden Club, present the second class in the Florida-Friendly Landscape Speaker Series. Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future. This talk will cover how to select the right plants for the right site in your landscape, one of the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™.Pre-registration is required online for $5 or by cash or check at the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours.

 

September 19: Fertilizing Your Landscape. 6 - 7 p.m. Trilogy Magnolia House, 100 Falling Acorn Ave., Groveland. The UF/IFAS Extension Lake County Master Gardeners, in partnership with the Wildflowers of Trilogy Garden Club, present the fifth class in the Florida-Friendly Landscape Speaker Series. Participants will learn how to fertilize their landscapes appropriately to promote plant health, landscape beauty, and prevent pollution of water bodies. Pre-registration is required online for $5 or by cash or check at the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours

 

Brown and white horses, feeding with fresh grass, on a green pasture Upcoming Livestock Programs

September 20:  Feeding the Equine Athlete 6pm Lake County Extension Office.  There is more to feeding horses than meets the eye.  Your will learn to develop an anatomy based nutritional strategy that is better for your horse, and easier on your wallet.  $10 per person, includes printed materials. Pre-registration is required.

Water School Presentations

Watch the presentations from the 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