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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 agriculture; community development; gardening and landscaping; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; and youth development.

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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EVENT: You can can… preserves and jams
Enjoy the taste of homemade jams and preserves from your own fruit, with our Jan. 24 "Canning Strawberry Preserves and Freezer Jams" class

12/07/2018

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EVENT: Add some spice to your cooking
Cooking with herbs and spices not only adds flavor to your recipes, but they can also help you to reduce the amount of salt, fat and even sugar you might add into your recipe. Join us Nov

10/18/2018

How to safely thaw a turkey
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you want it remembered for family and friends, not for foodborne illness. Along with all of the holiday planning of meals and guest lists, start planning now to defrost that frozen gobbler that will be the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal

11/12/2018

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

Don’t let the bed bugs bite!
With the holiday season arriving, a large number of people will be travelling to see friends and family.Many will be staying in hotels overnight or for extended weekends, but very few will be thinking of the tiny critters that may be lurking in that hotel room - Bed Bugs! Those are the two words that have the ability give people nightmares and the hebbie-jeebies

11/23/2018

Fight food poisoning this holiday season (and beyond)
As we approach the holidays, it’s a good time to review key steps to avoid getting a foodborne illness. Think it can’t (or won’t) happen to you? You might want to rethink that

11/15/2018

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    How to safely thaw a turkey
    Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you want it remembered for family and friends, not for foodborne illness. Along with all of the holiday planning of meals and guest lists, start planning now to defrost that frozen gobbler that will be the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal

    11/12/2018

    When the bough breaks
    Remember when it was the common notion that termites in trees did no harm – they were simply scavenging on decaying wood? Well it turns out that there are new and ‘improved’ termites which actually kill trees. Termite researchers have learned that the Asian subterranean termite has been hard at work killing pines, oaks, and even palms

    11/09/2018