UF/IFAS Extension
Sarasota County

A county, state and federal partnership, our mission is to translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to five core areas: agriculture; lawn and garden; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; and youth development.

Contact

sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu
941.861.9900
6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, Fla. 34241

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Sustainability: 2017 year in review
Wondering what we've been up to this year? Here are a few of our accomplishments for 2017. We wish all of our community members and partners happy holidays and a sustainable new year! Keep up to date on what we are doing all year by getting our monthly E-newsletter, liking us on Facebook,

12/22/2017

What's Going on Near You

Take a film trek to Machu Picchu with the ‘Wild Orchid Man’
Sarasota County Extension Master Gardeners will host a special screening of "Wild Orchid Man: Journey to Machu Picchu" on Jan. 3, at the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County office at Twin Lakes Park

12/21/2017

Do you know where your drinking water comes from?
More than one-third of Floridians report bottled water as their primary source of drinking water (Oderra and Lamm, 2015). This can be translated as one out of every three Floridians believing that Florida water tastes bad, that it is not safe, or that bottled water is a healthier alternative (Hu et al

12/08/2017

Reflections and Resolutions
You see it often this time of year. The year in review, the top ten stories for the past year, things to work on in the year ahead

12/22/2017

Sarasota County sows SEED for new jobs, economic growth
The Sarasota County Commission approved a Sustainable Energy Economic District (SEED) incentive for PGT Industries Inc. on Dec

12/20/2017

Record attendance at the 2017 Sustainable Communities Workshop
Sarasota County had record attendance at the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, on Nov. 30 with 183 participants! This is an increase of about 40 percent from last year

12/15/2017

Local Events Calendar

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    Do you know where your drinking water comes from?
    More than one-third of Floridians report bottled water as their primary source of drinking water (Oderra and Lamm, 2015). This can be translated as one out of every three Floridians believing that Florida water tastes bad, that it is not safe, or that bottled water is a healthier alternative (Hu et al

    12/08/2017

    Curbside collection tips: eliminating curbside confusion on collection day
    Do you ever have items that accumulate in your garage or home because you don’t know how to dispose of them? This is not an uncommon issue. It is never a good thing to throw items in the garbage if you don’t know what kind of harm they can do or if it’s legal to do so

    11/21/2017