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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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Food safety: Dine outdoors, minus the dangers
Who doesn’t enjoy a summer picnic or barbecue with family and friends? Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy these warm weather events but these events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As our food heats up with summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly

06/19/2019

What's Going on Near You

EVENT: Ramp up to recycle
"Recycle Right" is a new, open-discussion class focused on the issues we face in Sarasota County. The first offering in this free-and-open-to-the-pubic series comes June 26, and focuses on recycling, with waste reduction, recycling, composting, and other topics on tap through the course of 2019

06/03/2019

A Passion for Purple
It is very likely that you know a few people who have a passion for purple, and celebrated author Alice Walker noted that it’s almost a cardinal sin for one to ignore nature’s salute to the color purple in a field. Well, if your passion is purple, now’s the time to be on the lookout for the Jacaranda as it starts to bloom

06/05/2019

Eight Months Later, Reflecting on Hurricane Michael and UF/IFAS Extension’s Role in Recovery
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As each June brings a new hurricane season, the people of Florida begin to ready themselves for any storm that may target the state’s shorelines

06/13/2019

Updated FAQ: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
Frequently Asked Questions about PACE By Lee Hayes Byron, Sara Kane and Sophia Mondous UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program Oct. 11, 2017, the first step in establishing a local program

06/11/2019

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    A Passion for Purple
    It is very likely that you know a few people who have a passion for purple, and celebrated author Alice Walker noted that it’s almost a cardinal sin for one to ignore nature’s salute to the color purple in a field. Well, if your passion is purple, now’s the time to be on the lookout for the Jacaranda as it starts to bloom

    06/05/2019

    Learn to “Recycle Right” with UF/IFAS
    "Recycle Right" is a new, open-discussion class focused on the issues we face in Sarasota County. The first offering in this series focuses on recycling, with waste reduction, recycling, composting, and other topics on tap through the course of 2019

    06/04/2019

    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.