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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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For the love of bugs!
“It’s a buggy world” is a sentiment that definitely rings true here in the sunshine state. With a conservative estimate of over 12,000 species of insects in Florida, there seems to be six-legged critters everywhere you look

08/19/2019

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EVENT: Cooking with Herbs and Spices
Join us Sept. 11 for our free class showing you a healthy way to add flavor to your recipes

08/02/2019

Food safety: How to pack and transport food
Keeping your food safe from the time you take your food item out of the refrigerator or freezer until you serve the food item on the table takes some food safety awareness Let’s take a look at the steps you should follow to keep your food safe. Keep cold foods cold

07/03/2019

With UF/IFAS Extension, It’s Always Time to Learn
It’s August, and the long, hot days of summer are slowly beginning to wane. At the retail stores, beach balls and pool noodles are losing shelf space to notebooks and backpacks

08/08/2019

Food safety: Keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot
Keeping food at their proper temperatures is critical in preventing the growth of foodborne bacteria. The key is to never let your picnic food remain in the “Danger Zone

07/17/2019

Food safety: Safe grilling tips
Many times when we think about outdoor eating, we are grilling our foods. And just like cooking indoors, we need to follow guidelines for cooking on the grill to ensure the foods reach the table safely

07/10/2019

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    Food safety: How to pack and transport food
    Keeping your food safe from the time you take your food item out of the refrigerator or freezer until you serve the food item on the table takes some food safety awareness Let’s take a look at the steps you should follow to keep your food safe. Keep cold foods cold

    07/03/2019

    Food safety: Tips for picnic site preparation
    Food safety always begins with proper hand washing, and this includes the outdoor setting. Washing your hands for 20 seconds and drying them on a clean towel or paper towel is the first step in preventing a food borne illness

    06/26/2019

    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.