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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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Let’s Keep Moving! – Endurance
In our "Let's Keep Moving!" series, we're looking at different types of physical activities and how they can benefit our health. Today, we're discussing endurance

11/09/2019

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EVENT: Instant Pressure Cooking Basics
Sure, you could "experiment" in the kitchen with your new, electric multicooker, the great tool that it is for working professionals, busy parents and active seniors. But, better to learn the basics in our easy, 2-hour class on Nov

10/21/2019

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

Camellias Offer Fall/Winter Color
Ask Master Gardener JoAnn Green After enjoying the lovely colors of wildflowers and leaves changing in September and October, there are few plants in my landscape that offer a punch of color in late fall like camellias.  I planted a large bed of sasanqua camellias for my husband whose birthday is in November in hopes that we could celebrate him with flowers each year

11/01/2019

Let’s Keep Moving! – Understanding the activities
We know that exercise is important in preventing or reducing our risk of falling, but did you also know that exercise also helps keep our brains healthy? Exercise can improve the quality of your life and may even help to prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and other disease. It also may help to reduce depression and improve your mood

11/06/2019

Let’s Keep Moving! – Introduction
Soon, our weather will cool with fresh mornings and perfect days. It is a great time to think "outdoors

11/04/2019

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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

    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

    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.