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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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Nourishment…a common thread woven through school gardens
Nourishment, a common thread woven through school gardens, and for many it is the reason to have them. Why would teachers have a school garden? After all, for some- it adds another responsibility, to an already full plate


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This Arbor Day, Plant an Investment in a Greener Future
January 20 is Arbor Day in Florida, and this Friday, Extension offices throughout the state will be hosting tree planting workshops and tree giveaways. Florida gets a jump on national arbor day, which isn’t until April, because this is the time of year when young trees are easiest to transplant in our warmer climate


Please Welcome Our New Green Business Partner: The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (Venice Headquarters & Sarasota Philanthropy Center)
We're proud to announce our latest Green Business partner: Gulf Coast Community Foundation - Venice Headquarters & Gulf Coast Community Foundation - Sarasota Philanthropy Center. About Gulf Coast Community Foundation Gulf Coast Community foundation was created in 1995 with proceeds from the sale of The Venice


Help Your Community, Planet, and Wallet – Register to be an Energy Coach Today!
Are you interested in learning how to save energy and water while helping low-income families in Sarasota County? Our goal is to make Sarasota a more equitable and sustainable place, but we need your help! Become a Sarasota County Energy Coach volunteer by attending our upcoming four-session, in-person training series to learn energy and water saving techniques to aid low-income community members.


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    Integrated Pest Management (IPM): A reasonable and responsible approach to pest control
    You may have heard the term integrated pest management or the phrase ‘IPM’ tossed around in conversation by your pest control company, your landscape maintenance service, or even me - your local extension agent! So, you may be wondering what exactly is IPM? The simple answer is ‘IPM is a way to control pests without relying solely on pesticides”. But IPM is much more comprehensive than this simple response


    Sarasota County Sustainability: 2022 Year in Review
    Sarasota County Sustainability wishes you a happy, healthy, and sustainable new year! We’re taking some time to reflect on 2022 and all of the work we accomplished with your support. It’s also an important time to take stock; learn from the experiences we had in 2022; and continue to improve our programs, services, and partnerships


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