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

December 17: Pruning & Planting Landscape Trees and Shrubs. 10 a.m. Lake County Extension Center.  Set your landscape up for success by learning University of Florida recommended pruning and planting practices.  The class will last 1.5 hours and participants will receive the UF/IFAS Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs publication.  Pre-registration for the class is required, cost is $5 online, cash, or check at the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours.


Lake County Farm Safety Day

December 14: Farm Safety training for workers that includes equipment safety, CPR and first aid, brief updates to Worker Protection Standards (WPS), pesticide applicator safety, and training on the label icons for the Globally Harmonized System. Participants will receive a certificate for the training. 8 a.m. - noon. Program includes lunch. No refunds. $25 Registration, cash, or check at the Lake County Extension Center during normal business hours. 

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