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Category: 4-H & Youth

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. About the workshop… 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 video. Watch, learn,… 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 a day of… Read More

Summer learning for teachers: school gardens

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

Did you know most teachers spend their summer as students? Fortunately, there’s lots of fun learning opportunities for school garden champions coming up very, very soon! Here in Sarasota County, we are fortunate to have many school gardens… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County (UPDATED)

exterior shot of UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, with red-orange sky in background as sun sets

Updated: 03.19 10:25am Please note that all Plant Clinic help desk locations and services have been suspended, effective immediately and through April 30. This step comes as part of our ongoing commitment to protecting the safety and health… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

EVENT: Program assistants needed for National 4-H

4-H youth (and agents) pause for a group photo in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., during the 2018 Leadership Washington Focus event.

National 4-H Council is seeking high school graduates to serve as program assistants this summer for the popular Citizenship Washington Focus and Leadership Washington Focus programs, in Washington, District of Columbia. Apply by Jan. 15, 2020, to become… Read More