By Donna Alese Cooke
Residential Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
Over the past 15 years, UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Sarasota County have worked tirelessly on an endeavor close to their hearts: their ... 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
Palms are as much a part of Florida as sunshine, but, oddly, a mystery to many. Join us Jan. 21 for a free, one-hour class where we'll discuss a range of issues related to our wonderful palm trees.
We'll go over basic care and maintenance, ... READ MORE
Songbirds bring joy and beauty to our lives, favoring us with their amazing melodies and enchanting nature. In our free, two-hour class Nov. 18, learn how you can attract throngs of songbirds to your yard, simply.
We'll show you an array of ... READ MORE
Songbirds bring joy and beauty to our lives, favoring us with their amazing melodies and enchanting nature. Our free class Aug. 21 will show you how to attract throngs of songbirds to your yard, simply.
We'll show you an array of native plants ... READ MORE
Palms are as much a part of Florida as sunshine. So why are they so misunderstood regarding care and maintenance? Why are we still performing hurricane pruning when it shortens the life expectancy? What is the correct way to care for palms? ... READ MORE
How do you get the best lawn for the least amount of input? Do you know how much water, fertilizer, mowing and chemicals are really needed to maintain your lawn? Join us May 1 to learn simple steps you can take to get a healthy lawn that you ... READ MORE
Tired of battling weedy plants? Join us March 21 for a free lesson in identifying and controlling common yard invaders. We will cover lawn weeds and common invasive urban species, and showcase methods to curb these unwanted plant pests using ... READ MORE
Butterflies, birds and bees are fun to watch and an important part of food and flower gardens. Learn how to attract and keep them in your Florida-friendly landscape, in our March 1 class.
This free, 90-minute class will teach you what vital ... READ MORE
Join us Jan. 28 for an open discussion among homeowner/neighborhood association (HOA) landscape committee members looking to establish more efficient committees, manage existing landscape plans, or improve old landscapes all while creating ... READ MORE