Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Just hanging around

If you walk around your house you may notice small brown spindle-shaped objects attached to walls, fence posts, or just about anything stationary with a vertical surface. They look like mini scrap-piles of dried grass, twig and bark…. Read More

Sarasota County Extension experts provide path to future

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County office building

By JACK PAYNE Senior vice president, UF Agriculture and Natural Resources The Sarasota you love is changing. Residents arriving. Concern about red tide and water quality rising. Green space shrinking. A heavier lift for the low-income to make… Read More

Local congregations go green

Local faith organizations are doing their part in helping the earth by becoming more sustainable. They are practicing conservation by becoming more energy- and water-efficient and reducing waste. By participating in our Green Business Partnership program and educating… Read More

Workshop to offer unique solutions to create, foster sustainable communities

Early-bird registration is now open for Sarasota County’s 13th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop on Nov. 29, a day-long event to showcase solutions to creating and maintaining healthy, resilient, thriving communities. Under the “Unique Perspectives for Community Solutions” theme,… Read More

Meet Local Sarasota Farmers on the March 18 Eat Local Farm Tour

The public is welcome to register for a March 18 bus tour of five innovative small farms in Sarasota County, an opportunity for locavores to meet local food growers on their farms and learn about this exciting aspect of the local… Read More