Getting back to school, and into sustainability

children running playfully at school

By Lee Hayes Byron, Sophia Moundous, and Randall Penn UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County It’s back to school time across Sarasota County, and a good time to mix a little sustainability into the race back to the classroom. We’ve… Read More

Summer’s rainbow of flowers

So many flowers…so little time. Summer’s flowering tree displays range from the warm orange-red hues of the Royal Poinciana (count yourself VERY fortunate if you own a yellow poinciana – they are quite uncommon), and the scarlet tones of… Read More

This Siesta Key resident turned the sun into a silent money making machine

Aerial photo of Larry's home with solar panels attached to the roof

By Curt Preisser and Larry Stults Special for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Harnessing the power of the sun has its benefits, including owning a silent money machine. Since installing a solar power system in his home, Sarasota County… Read More

Slake your thirst for water quality knowledge at our classes

People enjoying Nokomis Beach in Sarasota County.

By Lee Hayes Byron, County Extension Director, and Kevin O’Horan, Communications Coordinator Even as our annual summer rains have rolled in and nagging algal blooms have gradually given way, water remains a hot topic in our area, and… Read More