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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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Closing your Florida home: kitchen
So, you are preparing to leave your home for an extended amount of time and want to prepare correctly. Getting organized and making a plan before you lock your doors will not only help protect your property, but it will give you peace of mind

03/22/2019

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EVENT: Prep your home for a long stay away
Unoccupied homes in Florida are prime targets for mildew growth, storm damage, pests and a host of other issues. This free class April 16 will show you how to prepare your home -- inside and out -- before leaving for a long time

02/25/2019

Career opportunity: Sustainability Outreach Specialist
Are you interested in a career in sustainability? Are you a people person with a passion for teaching others about how to care for the environment? Do you have experience working with multiple groups and volunteers on energy efficiency? If so, then you might be interested in being our next sustainability outreach specialist. This position will be at our UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability office in Sarasota County at Twin Lakes Park

02/04/2019

Peanut Butter Challenge Fights Hunger, One Jar at a Time
We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people

10/04/2018

Just hanging around
If you walk around your house you may notice small brown spindle-shaped objects attached to walls, fence posts, or just about anything stationary with a vertical surface. They look like mini scrap-piles of dried grass, twig and bark

03/11/2019

Getting ready to leave your Florida home?
Do you have a seasonal home in Florida, or leave your home here for an extended time? We've got some important information for you to consider, before you head away. Your home is one of your largest investments, and you want to protect it against mildew growth, storm damage and pests

03/08/2019

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    Career opportunity: Sustainability Outreach Specialist
    Are you interested in a career in sustainability? Are you a people person with a passion for teaching others about how to care for the environment? Do you have experience working with multiple groups and volunteers on energy efficiency? If so, then you might be interested in being our next sustainability outreach specialist. This position will be at our UF/IFAS Extension and Sustainability office in Sarasota County at Twin Lakes Park

    02/04/2019

    FAQ: Government shutdown and SNAP
    In light of the federal government shutdown and its impact on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Florida Department of Children and Families has released the following information in a "frequently asked questions" format. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the Partial US Government Shutdown Current as of January 16, 2019 When will I get my January

    01/25/2019