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

CANCELLED. We will reschedule after Irma. September 9: Fall into Veggies. 10 a.m. UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Center. Back to school time is a great time to establish healthy habits (no matter how old you are). Learn what veggies grow best in Florida in the fall and develop a plan for incorporating them into your diet. The cost of the class and materials is $10. Please register online, or visit the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours if paying by cash or check. When registering online, select "tickets" in the green box in the upper right corner of the registration page link and you will be able to select the Fall into Veggies session. See flyer for details.

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. Flyer with all program details.

September 9. 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 2017

This program was made possible by grants and support from the Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District, The Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Saint Johns River Water Management District, and the Lake County Water Authority. Presentations are provided in .pdf format.

Climate Change and Water - Chris Martinez, UF/IFAS

The True Cost of Water - Tatiana Borisova, UF/IFAS

Keeping Nature Alive - Minimum Flows and Levels – Jennifer Mitchell, St. Johns River Water Management District

Do We Have Enough? - Jason Bellino, US Geological Survey

Florida Water Star – Robin Grantham, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Lake Levels – How and Why? Mike Perry, Lake County Water Authority

Central Florida Water Initiative – Joseph Quinn, Southwest Florida Water Management District

Politics of Water – Richard S. Owen, Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority

What is the Lake Soil & Water Conservation District (LSWCD)? Susan Fetter, LSWCD

Home Irrigation Systems - Steven Guch, UF/IFAS