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UF/IFAS Extension
Sarasota County

A county, state and federal partnership, we translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to agriculture; community development; gardening and landscaping; 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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Lee Hayes Byron selected to lead UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
SARASOTA COUNTY - Lee Hayes Byron has accepted a conditional offer to become the new director of Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability, it was announced Wednesday. Byron has served with Sarasota County Government since 2005, starting her career as a land manager in the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection program

04/04/2018

What's Going on Near You

CLASS: Let’s Make Some Black Gold!
With May 6-12 recognized as International Composting Week, join us to learn what UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County is doing around the region with composting, waste reduction and recycling. This 90-minute workshop blends indoor lessons with outdoor, hands-on activities in our compost demonstration area

04/26/2018

CLASS: Home baking yeast breads
Enjoy the taste of homemade pizza and yeast bread. Learn how to make a basic yeast dough recipe to make a basic bread, pizza and much more! For the safety of participants, we ask that you wear closed-toe shoes and tie back long hair

03/07/2018

UF/IFAS Extension Women Are Making History Every Day
March is Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the contribution and accomplishments of women across all aspects of our lives. At UF/IFAS Extension, women play critical roles in every program area, in every county across the state

03/15/2018

CLASS: How to make your home age-friendly
The design of houses can impact the ability of residents to stay at home as they age or following a short- or long-term disability. To better support these populations, Sarasota County has implemented a voluntary recognition program for residential units that apply principles of Universal Design and Visitability

04/02/2018

New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed with County Rebates
Three local organizations have taken advantage of a county incentive program to install electric vehicle charging stations at reduced costs while providing enhanced services to their visitors.  Thanks to Sarasota County’s ChargeUp!  program, five new charging stations with a total of eight new charging ports, have been installed across the county by

03/20/2018

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    CLASS: Home baking yeast breads
    Enjoy the taste of homemade pizza and yeast bread. Learn how to make a basic yeast dough recipe to make a basic bread, pizza and much more! For the safety of participants, we ask that you wear closed-toe shoes and tie back long hair

    03/07/2018

    Saving energy for those who need it the most
    In Sarasota County, 42% of households are paying more than 30% of monthly income on housing costs (which is called “cost-burdened”). Among low-income families, there are over 53,000 households (73%) that are cost burdened locally

    02/26/2018