Extension staff and volunteers help a customer and share a laugh


We are pleased to announce that the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County office is open for business, with office hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Visitors are encouraged to schedule appointments for pest/plant help, soil analyses and other general services, since staffing will be limited. Please contact us at 941-861-5000 or for appointments or further information.

We remain available to serve you by phone at 941-861-5000 and email to Additionally, you can find staff/program contact information at and our range of online events at

When visiting, please continue to practice safe social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance when around others. Visitors are highly encouraged to wear a mask.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance.


By phone, email and in-person at locations throughout Sarasota County, trained Master Gardener Volunteers respond to lawn, landscape and pest management questions with research-based solutions from the University of Florida.

  • Pest and Plant Identification
  • Lawn and Garden Solutions
  • Soil and Water Testing
  • Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

Main Location

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
Twin Lakes Park, Green Building
6700 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34241
Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to noon
Phone 941-861-9807
Satellite Locations
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LocationCity (address)Day (occurrence in month)Time
Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market Sarasota
(1420 State St)
Sat (3rd) 8am to 1pm
Elsie Quirk Library Englewood
(100 W. Dearborn St)
Tue 10am to noon
Fruitville Library Sarasota
(100 Coburn Road)
Sat (4th) 10am to noon
Gulf Gate Library Sarasota
(7112 Curtiss Ave)
Mon (1st, 3rd) 10am to noon
Jacaranda Library Venice
(4143 Woodmere Park Blvd)
Thu 1:30 to 3:30pm
Lowe's – North Port North Port
(5601 Tuscola Blvd)
Sat (3rd) 10am to noon
Lowe's – Northeast Sarasota Sarasota
(5750 Fruitville Road)
Sat (1st) 10am to noon
Lowe's – Southwest Sarasota Sarasota
(4020 Central Sarasota Pkwy)
Sat (4th) 10am to noon
Lowe's – Venice Venice
(1745 S. Tamiami Trail)
Sat (1st) 10am to noon
North Port Library North Port
(13800 Tamiami Trail)
Tue 1:30 to 3:30pm
North Sarasota Library Sarasota
(2801 Newtown Blvd)
Tue (2nd, 4th) 10am to noon
Phillippi Farmhouse Market Sarasota
(5500 S. Tamiami Trail)
9am to 2pm
Venice Farmers Market Venice
(Tampa and Nokomis Avenues)
Sat (2nd, 4th) 8am to noon
Venice Library Venice
(300 Nokomis Ave S)
Thu (1st, 3rd) 10am to noon

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