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

Click for a complete calendar of classes

Saturday in the Gardens

June 17: Water Wise Landscapes. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Does the spring drought have you rethinking your lawn and landscape?  If so, check out our class on Water Wise Landscapes.  Drought tolerant plants, easy irrigation practices, and landscape design are featured topics.  The $5 registration fee is required by June 16th 3:00 pm online or by cash or check at the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours. 


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.

June 29. 10am Get Your Grill On
August 19. 11am Creature Cuisine

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 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