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Dig-in to school gardens on June 17 with our School Garden Workshop 2021

As we complete another school year and segway into summer we celebrate our school gardens with our annual school garden workshop. Join us on June 17 as we dig in to school gardens! Our most requested topics are… Read More

Welcome to our new residential horticulture agent

Residential horticulture is a core component of our Sarasota County Extension programs, delivering landscaping education for residents, providing consultations to homeowners associations, and coordinating the Master Gardener Volunteer program. The person responsible for leading that program serves a… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… composting

By Gail Hendrickson Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member I like to cook and I like to eat a lot of fresh, locally grown vegetables. Consequently, I became a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) farm subscriber a couple years… Read More

Herbs: A Series of Helpful Fact Sheets

Herbs are popular plants for many reasons. They are fun to grow and eat, and are attractive in the landscape. We have developed a series of fact sheets that will help you select, grow, and use common herbs…. Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… fetterbush and other native plants

By Susan Hutson Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles help us achieve beautiful, health lawns and landscapes that help to protect our natural resources rather than drain or otherwise damage them. And prominent among those… Read More

Sarasota County Extension thanks volunteers

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County thanks all its volunteers for National Volunteer Month in April. Sarasota County Extension volunteers are vital to achieving our mission of community outreach and education. Last year alone, 355 Extension volunteers gave 16,980 hours… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… turf dormancy in winter

By Judith Kendall Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member When I recently moved into a new neighborhood, I remember my first time scouting out the newly acquired landscaping around the home. What kind of turf had I gotten… Read More

What does frost and freeze damage look like?

There were quite a few cold nights during January and February this year and many of our landscape plants suffered frost and/or freeze damage. But what does that look like and what should you do about it? Frost… Read More

Florida Friendly Demonstration Garden at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Have you visited the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) Demonstration Gardens at UF/IFAS Extension Polk County in Bartow? These gardens feature the nine principles of FFL and received a state award in 2019. The gardens are open to the public… Read More

Support Florida Master Gardener Volunteers and Give Today

Master Gardener Volunteers Give Back to UF and Florida Citizens In 2020, Florida Master Gardener Volunteers served more than 500,000 Florida residents! The Master Gardener program is driven by 3,900 active volunteers who, in 2020 alone, volunteered more… Read More