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Category: 4-H & Youth

Sow some green habits (along with some vegetables) with the Family Green Living Kit

By Sophia Moundous and Mindy Hanak Sarasota County’s Family Green Living Kits can help foster sustainability lessons in many ways. The kits are filled with fun, interactive activities and books for all ages. Grab a… Read More

Providing science-based programming to schools

By Dr. Katherine Clements, Sophia Moundous, Sarah Davis, Lee Hayes Byron, and contributors from all program areas UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County provides many opportunities for educational programming – not only for adults in our community,… Read More

Sarasota County Extension thanks volunteers

Master Gardener Volunteer program members work on landscape demonstrations at the UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County office. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County]

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… Read More

Take sustainability home to your family

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… Read More

Workshop to foster a sustainable community by “Transforming to New Ways Forward”

Registration is now open for Sarasota County’s 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop. The online event is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities…. Read More

Make s’mores and explore the world of solar energy

Solar energy has many benefits and uses, from powering homes to cooking delicious treats like s’mores. Discover how you can harness the power of the sun from your home in the newest LIFE: Science Shorts… Read More

Get into a school garden, with our workshop series

A young boy inspects a garden plant with big leaves. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension]

In recent months, there has been increased interest in gardening and growing food. Fortunately, the Sunshine State’s growing seasons align well with the school year, and Sarasota County abounds with school gardens. Join us Friday for… Read More