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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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Celebrating 15 Years: Sarasota County’s Green Business Partnership
On Jan. 19, 2006, Dave’s Auto Repair become Sarasota County’s first Green Business Partner


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EVENT: “Sustainable Food and You” webinar
Have you ever thought about how you grocery shop? Are you a weekly shopper or do you make several trips during the week to several different stores? Saving money at the grocery store not only helps keep your monthly spending down, but it also has an impact on our environment by controlling the amount of food you throw away. Let's look at some ways we can change our behaviors to reduce our food bill while reducing the environmental impact at


The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor


Struggling to pay your utility bills? These resources can help
If you can't pay your utility bills, there are several financial assistance programs, if you qualify, that can help. The resources below summarize available utility assistance programs


How your water gets treated
Where We Get Our Drinking Water Not many of us think deeply about the origins of our water, but it's important to be aware of our water resources. After all, the average Sarasota County resident uses about 80 gallons of potable, or drinking, water per day


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    Master Gardener Volunteers on… pothos: mild-mannered or monster?
    By Ann Madden Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Oh, that tropical look. Many homeowners want it, and often turn to the eye-catching pothos to create it


    Sarasota County summer internship: on love and learning
    Hello! I'm Adelaide Mahler, one of the Environmental Education and Outreach interns at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County this summer. Moreover, I'm an individual terribly in love with the environment (and education)


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