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Sarasota County Sustainability: 2020 Year in Review

2020 brought us the challenge of finding new ways to come together and bring sustainability to our community. We took some time to reflect on the past year and highlight positive outcomes and successes, despite a year full… Read More

UF scientists study how to breed faster-growing plants

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – In order to improve photosynthesis in plant leaves, two University of Florida scientists will study their roots and stems. More specifically, Christopher Vincent and Fred Gmitter hope to find the optimal relationship between citrus… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Composting for a Waterwise Landscape

Composting reduces your water use, improves your soil health, and decreases your overall environmental impact. Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Orange County, Tia Silvasy, discussed how to turn kitchen and garden “waste” into resources to… Read More

Maximize your water use with micro-irrigation!

This past December, our office hosted a webinar on micro-irrigation. We covered the main types of micro-irrigation, what makes it “micro” compared to a standard, in-ground irrigation system, and some basic installation tips for homeowners. Watch the recording… Read More

UF/IFAS hosts virtual Urban Landscape Summit, starting January 20

WHO: Faculty and administrators from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), along with landscape industry professionals. WHAT: Scott Angle, UF vice president for agriculture and natural resources and leader of UF/IFAS, will open… 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