Mindy Hanak coordinates the Community and School Gardens program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, supporting seven community gardens and dozens of school gardens. In her role, she facilitates volunteers, educational components, and edible education (outreach). The programs aim to grow gardens and heighten knowledge, increasing food security and agricultural opportunity in the community. A graduate of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Mindy earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social science. She has a lengthy background in education, plant nursery, and customer service, and enjoys sharing ideas and information that empowers individuals to take bold actions.
Posts by mhanak:
- Sharing spaces. Building communities.
- Ways to BEE in our community
- Dig-in to school gardens on June 17 with our School Garden Workshop 2021
- Unveiling secrets of microscopic magicians: nematodes
- Plant some good gardening habits, with a little Extension education
- Get into a school garden, with our workshop series
- Summer learning for teachers: school gardens
- Can a couch potato learn to grow a sweet potato?