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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


4-H Youth Development
4-h youth gather for a group photo before embarking for camp cloverleaf in 2019
silhouettes of two ranchers working as the sun's light fades
Gardening and Landscaping
visitors and a master gardener volunteer discuss a tiny plant at the 2022 plant sale and open house
Natural Resources
a lone sea turtle hatchling crawls across the beach toward the sea
Nutrition and Healthy Living
healthy portions of food, including a rice dish, are served onto plates
workers install solar panels at the uf/ifas extension sarasota county office
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World Environment Day 2023: #BeatPlasticPollution
An Introduction to World Environment Day On June 5th ,1972, the first-ever global conference that put international environmental issues at the forefront, took place in Stockholm, Sweden. The “Conference on the Human Environment” gathered decision makers to lay the foundation for environmental governance, identify finite resources, and discuss solutions on how to preserve and manage them


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‘Near Normal’ Hurricane Season Means Take All Precautions
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Nothing says summer like a backyard barbeque. But, before you fire up the grill, make sure you're taking the proper precautions to avoid foodborne illnesses


Water Talk: Common Questions and Thoughtful Answers
Water touches every aspect of our lives, and is at the heart of many questions we receive at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. This "Water Talk" blog series will answer some of the most commonly asked water-related questions


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    Pedal Your Way to Environmental and Personal Wellness
    May is National Bike Month, a celebration of the bicycle and its extensive impact on wellness, transportation, and sustainability. In 2023, Bike to Work Week is May 15-21, with Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19


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