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Sago Palm Cold Damage

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) is a common landscaping plant in our area and I have several in my yard.  They are not actually palms, but members of the ancient Cycad (Cycadaceae) family. … Read More

2021 Manasota Regional Envirothon

The annual Manasota Regional Envirothon looked a bit different this year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually to provide a safe environment for the students to compete. Although we missed seeing the students… Read More

Explore the underwater world, with the Explore Your World backpack underwater explorer boat

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County in partnership with Sarasota County Libraries. It is designed to help explorers of all… Read More

Explore the world of birding, with the Explore Your World binoculars

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The weather is getting cool! Its the perfect time to go out in your neighborhood or nature and look for birds… they are everywhere! The Explore Your World backpack kit is… Read More

Explore the tiny world of nature, with the Explore Your World backpack magnifying glass

What is the Explore Your World backpack? The weather is getting cool! Here’s a fun option to get the family outdoors. The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County… Read More

UFHealth COVID-19 UPDATES – LINK

Click on links (headers on images) to reach the main website of UFHealth COVID-19 UPDATES VACCINATIONS OVERVIEW   Vaccine Availability   Vaccine Safety   Vaccine Science   The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal… Read More

Mustard Spinach (Brassica rapa subsp. Nipposinica)

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens One of the first things that we plant in our fall garden is a mild, heat resistant green called mustard spinach, also known as tendergreen mustard or komatsuna.  Mustard spinach is a… Read More