February is Pesticide Safety Education month. Whether using a conventional chemicals or biorational chemicals, understanding how to use the product safely is universal. No product is 100% safe. Remember they are used to control, prevent, ... READ MORE
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent the following information Jan. 31 regarding a grant program for beach restoration projects resulting from Hurricane Ian and/or Hurricane Nicole damages:
For Immediate Release: Jan. ... READ MORE
Nourishment, a common thread woven through school gardens, and for many it is the reason to have them.
Why would teachers have a school garden? After all, for some- it adds another responsibility, to an already full plate. It can require ... READ MORE
You may have heard the term integrated pest management or the phrase ‘IPM’ tossed around in conversation by your pest control company, your landscape maintenance service, or even me - your local extension agent! So, you may be wondering ... READ MORE
Sarasota County Sustainability wishes you a happy, healthy, and sustainable new year! We’re taking some time to reflect on 2022 and all of the work we accomplished with your support. It’s also an important time to take stock; learn from ... READ MORE
2023 Bird of the Year announced!
On December 10, 2022 the American Birding Association announced that the 2023 Bird of the Year is a female belted kingfisher! Watch the reveal of this coming year's bird dedication ceremony and the unveiling ... READ MORE
Why Do We Have Restrictions?
Water used for landscape irrigation poses a significant demand on Sarasota County's water supply. In fact, up to 50% of a household's water use can be attributed to the home's landscape irrigation system. In order ... READ MORE
Many of us enjoy baking during the holiday season. It's a time to get out our favorite cookie recipes, put on our aprons, break out the measuring cups and spoons, and get started baking those family-treasured delights. But, it's not a time to ... READ MORE
If you're like me, the holiday season is a looooong stretch of eating, and sometimes indulging on foods I normally don't eat during the year. It starts with Thanksgiving. Usually ends with a family gathering on New Year's Day. And, is sprinkled ... READ MORE
Residents who receive their drinking water through a municipality enjoy peace of mind knowing that their potable water undergoes routine bacteriological testing behind-the-scenes. But how do you know if water from your private well is safe and ... READ MORE