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Sharing spaces. Building communities.

Interested in learning how to share space in your community for fun projects like composting and gardening? We can help.

We’re hosting the “Shared Spaces: Community Gardens and Composting” workshop Oct. 26. This free, in-person event at Bee Ridge Community Garden will show you how to set up community composting and community gardening activities. We’ll also take a quick tour of the garden to explore its features and related compost system. Randy Penn, waste reduction agent for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, and I will share tips and field your questions. Registration is limited, though, so reserve your spot today.

browns in a geobin composter

“Brown” yard waste and vegetation in a compost bin. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Mindy Hanak]

Learn about community garden site considerations and more during the “Shared Spaces: Creating Your Edible Garden” webinar Oct. 21, featuring Susan Webb,  UF/IFAS regional specialized agent for community gardens.

And, watch our “How to BEE Florida-Friendly in Your Edible Garden” video—part of our 5-session 2021 School Garden Workshop—which shares ways you can be Florida-friendly while growing your food.

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And, don’t forget to check our ufsarasotaext.eventbrite.com listings page regularly, since we continually update our offerings. You can also subscribe to receive our “Class Blast” newsletters, sent alternating Mondays and offering highlights and a full list of upcoming events.

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