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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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Practicing pesticide safety
February is Pesticide Safety Education month.  Whether using a conventional chemicals or biorational chemicals, understanding how to use the product safely is universal

02/01/2023

Find an Expert

Search the IFAS Directory to find an expert.

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

01/18/2023

Florida opens grant program for Ian-, Nicole-damaged beaches
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent the following information Jan. 31 regarding a grant program for beach restoration projects resulting from Hurricane Ian and/or Hurricane Nicole damages: For Immediate Release: Jan

01/31/2023

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

01/30/2023

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    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

    01/27/2023

    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.

    01/24/2023

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