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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.

6700 Clark Road (Twin Lakes Park, Green Building)
Sarasota, Fla. 34241


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Welcome to our new residential horticulture agent!
We are excited to announce that Ashley Ellis has joined UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County as our new residential horticulture agent. Ashley brings expertise, experience and energy to a position key to Sarasota County Extension and one of our best-known roles: landscaping education and support for residents


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Feliz Semana Nacional de Navegación Segura: ¡Úselo!
Esta semana es la Semana Nacional de Navegación Segura (del 21 al 27 de mayo). Este evento es parte de una campaña de seguridad dirigida por el Programa Nacional de Seguridad en la Navegación Recreativa


4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge


Energy improvements at Sarasota Housing Authority: That’s a wrap for the Annex!
Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) kicked off the summer by completing energy- and water-efficiency improvements for the last three floors at SHA’s Annex building in downtown.


Mosquito bite prevention
While venturing out for a walk with my dog yesterday evening, I made a big mistake. I did not apply insect repellent


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    ¡Feliz Día Mundial de los Océanos! Maneras fáciles de celebrar ayudando
    Hoy, como cada 8 de junio desde 1992, muchas personas en todo el mundo celebran el Día Mundial de los Océanos. Este evento fue creado para abogar e inspirar a las personas, comunidades y naciones a tomar medidas sobre el uso sostenible, la protección, la conservación y la preservación de los océanos y sus habitantes


    Happy World Oceans Day! Easy ways to celebrate by helping
    Today, like every June 8 since 1992, many people around the globe celebrate World Oceans Day. This event was created to advocate and inspire people, communities, and nations to take action on the sustainable use, protection, conservation, and preservation of the oceans and their inhabitants


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