Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) kicked off the summer by completing energy- and water-efficiency improvements for the last three floors at SHA’s Annex building in downtown Sarasota. Our team ... READ MORE
When I talk with people out in the community, often they will say, "You have a pretty cool job!" While I agree with them and share that one downside of the job is sometimes spending more time on a computer than with plants, I happily point out ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County extends its heartfelt "Thank you!" to its volunteers, as we celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 17-23).
And there is much to celebrate, with this group. In 2021, Extension's 328 volunteers provided 12,595 ... READ MORE
This March, Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Energy Coach Volunteers partnered with the Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) to install energy and water efficiency devices in low-income housing authority units. During the sweeps, Energy ... READ MORE
As a Florida native, I've become fascinated by our sole endemic bird: the Florida scrub jay. When offered the opportunity to help survey populations in the Sarasota area, I couldn't resist, and by just 10:30am I had seen my first jays, helped ... READ MORE
As an Environmental Education and Outreach Intern for the Ecology and Natural Resource Program at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, I was afforded the opportunity to engage with our flora and fauna in ways I never had before. After some late ... READ MORE
Happy 245th birthday, America! Our land has provided so much for our nation. From the fertile croplands of the Midwest to the clean water reservoirs underneath the sandy Florida soil, we would not be who we are today without these resources. ... READ MORE
Residential horticulture is a core component of our Sarasota County Extension programs, delivering landscaping education for residents, providing consultations to homeowners associations, and coordinating the Master Gardener Volunteer program. ... READ MORE
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
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