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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Record attendance at the 2017 Sustainable Communities Workshop

Sarasota County had record attendance at the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, on Nov. 30 with 183 participants! This is an increase of about 40 percent from last year. We want to thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and planning committee… Read More

I spy… whitefly!

When is a scale insect not a scale insect? When it’s actually the juvenile stage of a whitefly. That is what some of the local landscapers found out while scouting for pests. The pupal cases of both Tetraleurodes (e.g., mulberry whitefly)… Read More

Florida snow – pretty or pesky?

  What is that white weed-flower that blankets your lawn like snow during the cool season? That’s Florida pusley, also known as Florida snow or Mexican clover. Depending on whom you ask, it is either considered pretty, with… Read More

FAQ: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

NOTE: Please visit our updated FAQ post for the latest PACE information. This post might contain outdated or incomplete inforamtion. Please update your bookmarks accordingly. The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a Property Assessed… Read More

Register now for the Sustainable Communities Workshop

Don’t miss your chance at a reduced-rate registration for the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, set for Nov. 30 at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4750 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Oct. 30 is the… Read More

USDA workshops: Hurricane Irma recovery

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be hosting disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops in Florida over the next few weeks. Representatives from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency will present information about the… Read More

Composting at the World Rowing Championships

an array of compost bins waits at a rowing event

The last week of September was an important one for Sarasota, Florida. It marked the first time the area was hosting a major sporting event, the World Rowing Championships. Over 40,000 were in attendance at the week-long event,… Read More