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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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Celebrate National Energy Efficiency Day and Awareness Month
By SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County October is all about Fall colors, pumpkins, and Halloween costumes. Here at Sarasota County Sustainability, we are also excited about October because it is National Energy Awareness Month, and today, October 2nd, is Energy Efficiency Day! The Department of Energy designates

10/02/2019

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EVENT: Lost in label-land? We can help.
Organic. Free range

09/09/2019

Saving money at the grocery store: savvy shopping
In this series of posts, we’re helping you save money at the grocery store. In this post, the last in this series, we focus on being a savvy shopper

09/12/2019

Sarasota County ag community prepares for storm issues
By SARAH BOSTICK Sustainable Agriculture Agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters is a very big job in our state, and one not limited to our urban areas. It is such a big job that the state of Florida mandated the formation of a multi-agency coordination group to plan for and manage agricultural and animal disaster response

09/20/2019

Controlling insects naturally
Summer is the season… for checking landscape plants for insects before they devour your plants with their ravenous appetite.   Conservative estimates state there are over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, so it’s no wonder your hibiscus might look like it was the main course at an insect dinner party! Even though less than 1% of insects are truly ‘pests’, most people prefer to not see insects inside or outside

09/12/2019

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    Saving money at the grocery store: savvy shopping
    In this series of posts, we’re helping you save money at the grocery store. In this post, the last in this series, we focus on being a savvy shopper

    09/12/2019

    Saving money at the grocery store: planning is key
    In this series of posts, we're helping you save money at the grocery store. In this post, we focus on planning

    09/10/2019

    Save the Date!

    • Oct. 12, 2019
      14th Annual UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Master Gardener Plant Sale + EdFest

      Family-friendly event runs 8 am. to 1 p.m. with thousands of plants for sale, sustainable gardening education and advice, and information on all Extension has to offer you!

      Learn more at sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/plantsale or call 941-861-5000.
    • 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.