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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 4-H youth development; agriculture; gardening and landscaping; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; and sustainability.

Contact

sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu
941.861.9900
6700 Clark Road (Twin Lakes Park, Green Building)
Sarasota, Fla. 34241

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Jumping and crawling insects that want to suck your blood- Halloween Edition Part 2
Although mosquitoes are the first insect we think of when talking blood-feeding insects-  there are a few others that can make our skin crawl at the thought of them on us or in our homes. The insects discussed below are little insect vampires that do not fly, but crawl, jump, hitch-hike, or just sit in wait for their victim to come along

10/31/2019

What's Going on Near You

EVENT: Community Garden Open House — Culverhouse
Visitors are invited to our free open house/tour of the Culverhouse Community Garden on Nov. 16

10/21/2019

Peek into our community gardens, at upcoming open house events
By MINDY HANAK Gardens Program Coordinator, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Have you ever wanted to look over the fence into one of our community gardens? If you’ve marveled at the tasty veggie treats, or the dedication of the gardeners growing them, take this opportunity to come into the gardens. We're hosting open house events and guided tours at a number of our gardens

09/30/2019

Fire Ants in the Garden
As the weather cools off and people get back in their yards and gardens the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) becomes enemy number one.  The non-native, red imported fire ant (RIFA) can have large colonies with 80,000 to 240,000 workers

11/01/2019

Flying insects that want to suck your blood-Halloween Edition Part 1
Of the one million identified insect species worldwide, less than 1% are considered true pests. Those pest insects are either harmful to us, to our food crops, or to our homes

10/31/2019

Tree-juvenation?
Communities derive many benefits from their urban forests, including improved air quality, increased stormwater filtration, reduced heat island effects, and positive physical and mental health impacts. A 2013 tree canopy study in Sarasota County indicated just 35% vegetation coverage in the urban service area

10/03/2019

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    Peek into our community gardens, at upcoming open house events
    By MINDY HANAK Gardens Program Coordinator, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Have you ever wanted to look over the fence into one of our community gardens? If you’ve marveled at the tasty veggie treats, or the dedication of the gardeners growing them, take this opportunity to come into the gardens. We're hosting open house events and guided tours at a number of our gardens

    09/30/2019

    Workshop to offer multi-generational perspectives fostering stronger sustainable communities
    Under the “Growing Greener Generations” theme, the 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop is set for Nov. 14, from 8 a

    09/04/2019

    Save the Date!

    • Nov. 14, 2019
      14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

      Help build a better future, with this one-day event that features expert advice on key sustainability topics

      Learn more at www.scgov.net/sustainability or call 941-861-5000.