The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering an array of educational and entertaining programs in October, including the ever popular Master Gardeners Plant Sale, where Florida-friendly blooms can be purchased at the very best prices. Check out all of the Extension’s diverse offerings:
Small Acreage Pasture Management from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Managing smaller acreage (less than 30 acres) can be a challenge. In this class, learn how to maximize stocking rate, prevent weeds and soil erosion, develop a robust fertilizer program, and select the right plants for your operation. Registration is $10 at https://ufsmallpastures.eventbrite.com.
Keeping the Pressure Down, 4-part series from 10 a.m. – noon on Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8 and 15, at the Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake. For those who have high blood pressure, this series offers steps to help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Registration is $15 at https://fcslake.eventbrite.com.
Healthy Cooking for 1 or 2 from 10 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Participants will learn how to downsize and simplify meal preparation without sacrificing flavor. The $10 registration fee, which includes food, printed material, and recipes, is required before Oct. 27 online at https://fcslake.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 www.lake.ifas.ufl.edu. 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.