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Grocery Shopping for Your Health: The refrigerated case – milk and yogurt

A shopper grapples with products and technology in a grocery store [CREDIT: pxhere.com, Viki Mohamad]

In our last “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” post, we tackled the frozen foods aisle. Now, let’s move onto the refrigerated cases. Here you will find a large variety of milks, yogurts, cheeses, eggs, dairy… Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: The freezer section

A shopper grapples with products and technology in a grocery store [CREDIT: pxhere.com, Viki Mohamad]

In our last two “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” posts, we covered the produce department, looking at fresh fruits and vegetables. In this post, we will head over to the frozen foods aisle, and talk… Read More

Sharing spaces. Building communities.

tumblers in community garden

Interested in learning how to share space in your community for fun projects like composting and gardening? We can help. We’re hosting the “Shared Spaces: Community Gardens and Composting” workshop Oct. 26. This free, in-person… Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Produce department – vegetables

A shopper grapples with products and technology in a grocery store [CREDIT: pxhere.com, Viki Mohamad]

In our “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” post, we discussed the produce department, focusing on fruits. This post will focus on vegetables. As a general rule, start by noting the condition of the produce department…. Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Produce department – fruits

A shopper grapples with products and technology in a grocery store [CREDIT: pxhere.com, Viki Mohamad]

In our last “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” post, we talked about building a healthier way of eating. Now that we have an idea about our eating patterns, let’s get shopping. First, there are plenty… Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health– Building a healthier way of eating

A shopper grapples with products and technology in a grocery store [CREDIT: pxhere.com, Viki Mohamad]

As part of our “Grocery Shopping for your Health” series, we will take you on a tour of a typical store. But, before we begin, let’s look at what it means to build a healthy… Read More

Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths

Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential… Read More

Growing Florida-friendly, with Sarasota County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

Pentas, with tiger swallowtail. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Wilma Holley]

By Donna Alese Cooke Residential Horticulture Agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Over the past 15 years, UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Sarasota County have worked tirelessly on an endeavor close to their hearts: their… Read More