The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting the following events and programs in June:
Farm to Table Cooking – June 13 from 11 a.m. – noon at Long and Scott Farms, 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora. Learn how to prepare produce fresh from the farm. Long & Scott Farms consists of 1,200 acres producing Zellwood Sweet Corn, pickling cucumbers and both red and green cabbage, along with a variety of other produce. Register for this free class at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-to-table-cooking-tickets-45138103282. All ages are welcome.
Steps to Good Health (for Teens) – June 13, 20 and 27 from 2- 4 p.m. at Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, 756 W. Broad St., Groveland. Improve your health by learning about physical health and nutrition-rich foods. Use smart goals to achieve physical fitness and develop a nutrition plan that turns you into a super teen! For details, call 352-429-5840.
UF Roots Up Series: Grow and Eat with the Mediterranean Diet – June 16 from 10 a.m. – noon at Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.
Discover the scientific support of health benefits associated with a Mediterranean lifestyle. Learn how to grow fruit that aligns with this way of eating and living, while discovering how to integrate locally available food. The cost to attend is $10 and registration is available online at https://UFRootsUp.eventbrite.com.
Eating with Diabetes – June 19 from 10 a.m. – noon at Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Learn about the dietary approaches for managing type 2 diabetes and understand what foods to avoid and how food can affect your health. Register for this free program online at https://fcslake.eventbrite.com or by calling 352-343-4101 ext. 2719.
Budgeting Basics – June 26 from 11 a.m. – noon at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main Street, Leesburg. Participants will understand the importance of managing money to reach goals, build wealth and relieve stress. Learn how to create a spending plan, track your expenses and find spending gaps and leaks. Participants will receive a UF money management calendar. Register online at https://fcslake.eventbrite.com
Horse Owners Educational Workshop – June 30 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Enjoy a hands-on educational program catering to Central Florida horse owners. Topics to be covered include pasture management, toxic weed identification, manure management and composting, complying with best management practices, feeding the equine athlete, equine nutrition myths and misconceptions, basic first aid for horse owners and disease prevention and treatment. Your $25 ticket includes lunch and a booklet of printed material. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by June 26 at 6 p.m. Register online at https://ufhorseownersworkshop.eventbrite.com.
Those with food allergies should be aware that food items prepared or distributed as part of UF/IFAS Extension events may contain milk, egg, gluten, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish; and could be prepared in a facility that may be exposed to any of these ingredients.
For additional details about any of these events, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County at 352-343-4101 or visit http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lake/. The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects.