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Get into a school garden, with our workshop series

A young boy inspects a garden plant with big leaves. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension]

In recent months, there has been increased interest in gardening and growing food. Fortunately, the Sunshine State’s growing seasons align well with the school year, and Sarasota County abounds with school gardens. Join us Friday for a day of… Read More

Extension wins outstanding educational technology award

university of florida football team in action

UF/IFAS Sarasota County Extension and UF Sport Management programs jointly received the award for outstanding Educational Technology. The award was presented by the Association of Natural Resource Professionals and will be received by the waste reduction program.  The… Read More

Slake your thirst for water quality knowledge at our classes

People enjoying Nokomis Beach in Sarasota County.

By Lee Hayes Byron, County Extension Director, and Kevin O’Horan, Communications Coordinator Even as our annual summer rains have rolled in and nagging algal blooms have gradually given way, water remains a hot topic in our area, and… Read More

Citizen Science

I’ve often thought about the public’s opinion of scientists as one most closely related to “the man behind the curtain” in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Scientists are often seen as an enigmatic figure, acting in secrecy to… Read More