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10 tips to save money at home


February 21, 2022

by Alia Garrett, Siri Khalsa, Jackie Lebouitz, and Maria Rometo Now more than ever, every penny counts. Read our tips below to see some easy ways to save money and resources at home. Tips Turn off your lights, fans, and electronics ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: America Saves, Budget, Finances, Money, Pgm_FNP, Pgm_Sust, Pgm_Sustain, Pgm_Water, Savings

National Invasive Species Awareness Week!


February 24, 2021

Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements What are invasive species? An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Air Potato, Brazilian Pepper, CISMA, IFAS, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Manatee County Extension, NAISMA, Pgm_EcoNR

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Jumping and crawling insects that want to suck your blood- Halloween Edition Part 2


October 31, 2019

Although mosquitoes are the first insect we think of when talking blood-feeding insects- there are a few others that can make our skin crawl at the thought of them on us or in our homes. The insects discussed below are little insect vampires ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Extension, Insects, Nature, Pgm_Chemicals, Wildlife
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Workshop to offer multi-generational perspectives fostering stronger sustainable communities


September 4, 2019

Under the “Growing Greener Generations” theme, the 14th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop is set for Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will draw together residents of all ages, business owners and employees, non-profit ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Pgm_Sustain, Sarasota County Extension, SCW19, Sustainability, Sustainable Communities Workshop

Record attendance at the 2017 Sustainable Communities Workshop


December 15, 2017

Sarasota County had record attendance at the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, on Nov. 30 with 183 participants! This is an increase of about 40 percent from last year. We want to thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Environmental, Equity, Green Building, Pgm_Sustain, Sustainability, Sustainability Spotlight

Register now for the Sustainable Communities Workshop


October 27, 2017

Don't miss your chance at a reduced-rate registration for the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, set for Nov. 30 at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4750 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Oct. 30 is the ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Conservation, Environment, Pgm_Sustain, Sustainability, Sustainability Spotlight

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