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Start a community garden and composting project

Looking to make an impact in your community this year? Start by creating an edible garden and composting project!

Join UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County for our 60-minute workshop on community gardening and composting. Many local neighborhoods, homeowner and condo associations, and schools want to implement a garden project, but aren’t sure of how to get started. Save your seat at one of three upcoming webinars:

Once registered through Eventbrite, the system will send you a confirmation email with the webinar link.

Attendees will learn the basics of starting a community edible garden and composting program. They will discover the benefits of composting, and how to build a compost system.

Who should attend?

  • Residents with an interest in community gardening
  • Neighborhoods looking to implement gardening and composting programs
  • Anyone with a general interest in the environment
  • Anyone with an interest in becoming involved in community composting and edible gardening projects

This is the inaugural class in Florida, so your input and experiences are important. We look forward to learning with you, as we dive into the world of community gardening and composting.

NOTE: There are two registration options for this workshop:

  • Workshop PLUS a GEOBIN compost bin: $25 registration (includes bin cost), which must be made in advance of the workshop.
  • Workshop with no GEOBIN: Cost is free.


  • Mindy Hanak, community and school gardens coordinator, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
  • Randall Penn, waste reduction agent, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

For questions or further information, please call 941-861-5000 or email If you require special accommodations to attend one of our events, please contact us in advance at 941-861-9900 or

2 Comments on “Start a community garden and composting project

  1. Just read your blog. Used the Hyperlink to the Eventbrite page only to not be able to find the workshop on “Community Gardening and Composting” listed.

    • Hi, Edmund. Thank you for reading, and for your input. We’ve revised the blog post to list the upcoming webinars individually, as bullet items with active links. Hope that helps, and looking forward to seeing you at future events! – UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County