How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE
Take Sustainability home to your family by checking out a Family Green Living Kit for free from any Sarasota County Public Library.
Family Green Living Kits
Sarasota County offers Family Green Living Kits, formerly known as the Family Sustainability ... READ MORE
Want a holiday that's green AND bright? Learn about celebrating while protecting the planet (and your wallet) in this short video by Master Gardener Volunteer Deb Ford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYz1xfDMG7M&t=49s
Located in Winter Garden, Do Good Farm’s mission is to end hunger and malnutrition through education and training for individuals and their communities. Do Good Farm was created to not only grow organic, healthy food but to teach people how ... READ MORE
They are tiny, but their power lies in numbers. These insect pests are born pregnant, and can reproduce out of control in a short time. This column is dedicated to a common pest called the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae.
This pest ... READ MORE
Many readers may already know, the term Green Industry refers to the commercial lawn and landscapers that work so hard to keep our yards and neighborhoods beautiful in the hot Florida sun. Green industry professionals stay current on best practices ... READ MORE
Growing pressure to keep costs down, personalize a final good bye, and take control of final planning are all impetuses for simpler send-offs including green burials. In much the same way as modern funerals made way for cremation, green funerals ... READ MORE
Creating an Eco-Friendly Home can be confusing but start by looking at the chemicals that you use and store in your home. We use a variety of chemicals in our homes that may be toxic. Always read the label first! This is an easy way to understand ... READ MORE
Green Gift Giving The holiday season will soon be upon us. A “Green“ Holiday focuses on finding ways to reduce consumption by using renewable resources and reusing or repurposing objects. Practicing these principles can fit in line ... READ MORE