Welcome to our "Meet a Master Gardener Volunteer" blog series, where we delve into the inspiring stories and impactful contributions of the passionate individuals who form the backbone of our gardening community. These dedicated volunteers bring ... READ MORE
Welcome back to Volunteering in Nature, a blog series that explores the wonderful world of volunteering for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County’s ecology and natural resources program. If you’ve been following along so far, you’ve last read ... READ MORE
Welcome back to Volunteering In Nature, a blog series that explores the wonderful world of volunteering for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County’s ecology and natural resources program. So far, we have shared all about the ecology and natural ... READ MORE
Introducing Mary Ellen Boelhower
A native of Louisiana, Mary Ellen grew up in Ponchatoula, a small town near New Orleans. She went on to study Wildlife Management and Forestry before moving to work for a statewide conservation organization ... READ MORE
In celebrating National Volunteer Week (April 16-22), UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County thanks it’s 255 volunteers. Throughout the 2022 fiscal year, Extension volunteers gave 13,042 hours of service worth $390,615 in labor to the residents ... 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
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County recognizes and thanks Suzanne Teicher for her incredible work over the past several months.
Suzanne is a graduate of the Sarasota County Master Gardener Volunteer program in 2020 and has provided excellent ... READ MORE
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