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Category: Community Volunteers

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Growing the Master Gardener program

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UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County thanks the first volunteer of the month for 2020 and selects Deborah Morgan for January. Deborah is a graduate of the Sarasota County Master Gardener Volunteer program in 2018 and has been an excellent… Read More

Sarasota County Sustainability: 2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review By: SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County This month, we are not only celebrating the excitement of a new year and decade, but also the many accomplishments of Sarasota County Sustainability in… Read More

A lifetime of giving to local 4-H

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UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County celebrates a lifetime of volunteer service to Sarasota County 4-H and selects Don and Marlene Strickland for Volunteers of the Month for August. For 43 years, Don and Marlene Strickland have mentored 4-H youth… Read More

Celebrate National Energy Efficiency Day and Awareness Month

By SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County October is all about fall colors, pumpkins, and Halloween costumes. Here at Sarasota County Sustainability, we are also excited about October because it is National Energy Awareness Month, and today,… 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

Citizen Science

I’ve often thought about the public’s opinion of scientists as one most closely related to “the man behind the curtain” in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Scientists are often seen as an enigmatic figure, acting in secrecy to… Read More