Want to learn about the simplicity and benefits of hydroponic food production? Blue Planet Environmental has partnered with Farm to School and McIntosh Middle School to train youth in this rapidly developing food production technique.
Starting at 10am, the Central Sarasota Farmers Market will be offering a spin-off of their "Talking with Your Mouth Full" audio series.Starting at 10am, the Central Sarasota Farmers Market will be offering a spin-off of their "Talking with Your Mouth Full" audio series.
For one day only, the nonprofit Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota will host a small fruit tree sale at the downtown Sarasota Farmers Market.
Bob Linde, clinical herbalist, will take you on a tour of Pinecraft Park to explore the safe and easy to identify plants that can be used as both food and medicine in every home.
Ortygia is a four-star restaurant dedicated to presenting you with the finest in authentic Sicilian food. Nestled on a quiet street in the Village of the Arts, this romantic hideaway offers the perfect atmosphere for a special Eat Local Week farm-to-fork dinner.
Citizens, business owners, nonprofit organizations, and local government representatives are all invited to come discuss important issues regarding the Sarasota area foodshed.
Deane has been called "the most watched forager in the world," drawing on over 60 years of experience.
If you are thinking of raising backyard chickens for fresh eggs and your family's enjoyment, this is the workshop for you. Local chicken breeders and experts will teach you the basics for safe and successful backyard chicken raising. A certificate of completion will be given upon completion.
Eat at Ionie Raw Food Cafe during Eat Local Week and receive a certificate for a free wild edible plant walk, led by former Myakka River State Park Specialist Paula Beshoff.
Since their inaugural national event in 2009, Slow Money gatherings have emerged as a significant new venue for field building, investing, and social change. The events feature food entrepreneurs who are leading the way rebuilding local food systems, along with many renowned thought leaders in agriculture, investing, and philanthropy.
Shwadevee contra band and caller Joey Norton will help kick off the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center's monthly contra dance series. Proceeds from this dance will support the publication of Greater Sarasota's Eat Local Resource Guide and Directory, copies of which will be available for free at this event.
Election day is November 4th. Do you know what your candidates have to say about local food issues?
This family-friendly Fall gardening event features research-based, sustainable gardening education, landscape problem diagnosis, and thousands of plants for sale. You can also learn about topics from composting to topiaries with presentations, displays, and workshops by UF/IFAS Extension faculty and volunteers.
In celebration of National Community Planning Month, learn how Tampa Bay area planners, researchers, and organizations are supporting the local food system!
Greater Sarasota's 4th Annual Eat Local Week, scheduled for October 24th-30th, promises to be the biggest one yet. Preview the festivities to come and hear from Transition Sarasota's Executive Director, Don Hall, what the recent growth of Eat Local Week might say about the state of our local foodshed.
Florida Organic Growers, the East End Market, Local Roots Distribution, and Earth Learning are partnering to develop an event loaded with educational and networking opportunities for our state’s farmers, foodpreneurs, consumers and policy makers.
Show your support for the People's Climate March in New York City by marching with the Peace Education and Action Center, Pax Christi Manasota, the Southwest Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, Transition Sarasota, and others through downtown Sarasota.
Come learn about the current state of Sarasota Bay and recent projects that the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program has completed. Highlights of the presentation will include the results of the Sarasota Bay Economic Value Study, 2014 State of the Bay Report, Sea Level Rise brochure, Annual Sarasota Bay Water Festival, and other upcoming events that you can participate in.
The North American Permaculture Convergence includes workshops for all levels and ages, open panels, as well as super-fun, hands-on activities and a design implementation that will leave the site better than when we arrived (sometimes you just need to put your hands in soil).
In this episode, we will speak with Michael Carlson of Carlson Studio Architecture about the current "green" retrofit of Tropicana Field, and with Juliette Jones and Mike Ange of the Friends of Warm Mineral Springs about the future of this beloved natural treasure.
In this episode, we will speak with Raymond Kaiser, Chief Engineer for Anna Maria's Historic Green Village, and Christina Holmes, Secretary for the Village Idiots Cycling Club.
If you find daily news pieces about joblessness, the economy, the environment, climate change, global unrest, and energy and water supply issues, alarming, don't just prep, transition. The international grassroots Transition movement is providing innovative approaches to dealing with the fading away of cheap oil and gas and emerging trends toward more localized business.
Cathy Antunes, Vice-President of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations and President of Sarasota Citizens for Responsible Government, discusses proposed changes to the county's 2050 plan that would weaken public protections in favor of developers' profits.
Are the fundamentals of our economy strong? Or are we still in the midst of the biggest bubble the world has ever seen? Don Hall, founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota, will answer these questions and share some of the most promising economic solutions already at work in our world today.
In this episode, we'll hear from the two winners of the International Children's Painting Competition associated with World Environment Day 2014, and discuss emergency preparedness tips for the current Atlantic hurricane season with Sarasota County's Emergency Management Chief, Ed McCrane.
In this episode, we'll talk with Malory Foster about the Farm to School program in Sarasota County, and veteran organic grower Peter Burkard about how to make the most of your Summer garden.
This week on Truly Sustainable Sarasota, we'll be discussing efforts to expand the use of electric vehicles in Sarasota County and the upcoming Local Food Enterprise Summit, which starts later this month in Miami.
During this special pledge drive edition of Truly Sustainable Sarasota, we'll be talking with Tim Clarkson of Grove Ladder Farm about pastured poultry, and Marissa Mommaerts of Transition US about their 2014 Community Resilience Challenge.
Transition is an international grassroots movement that is providing innovative local solutions to global environmental, social, and economic challenges. Come learn how Transition Initiatives everywhere are revitalizing local food systems, strengthening local economies, and reducing their dependence on fossil fuels. Ask questions, develop a positive vision for the future, and find out how you can get involved.
This is the first year that Transition Sarasota will be participating in the Giving Partner Challenge through our 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor, the Peace Education and Action Center. Last year, 289 organizations raised a total of $2.78 million in just 36 hours.
This year's theme is “Cultivating Community." There will be activities for all ages, a plant swap to spread biodiversity, hands on workshops to share skills, camping to create strong connections, and most importantly a space for people to share about the projects they are working on with discussions on how we can begin to move forward as a whole.
In this episode, we'll be discussing Sarasota County's selection as the North American Host for World Environment Day 2014, and the 2nd Annual Florida Permaculture Convergence, which starts this Friday in Lake Wales.
Although this meeting is specifically for those interested in joining the club, no commitment is required to attend. We'll use this time to get to know each other better and begin discussing everything from what kinds of businesses we want to invest in to how often we will meet.
With a chapter of the international Slow Money network emerging here in Sarasota and an investment club currently in formation, now is the perfect time to learn more about the concept and get involved - as an investor, entrepreneur, or community food activist.
This final meeting in our Slow Money "Pathways to Action" series will feature a webinar presented by Slow Money Northwest's Director, Tim Crosby, followed by group discussion and an invitation to become part of a team working to establish a "Farmer Reserve Fund" in our region.
Join Transition US for this overview of the standard Transition Talk, and learn how to adapt it to any audience and time-frame, from 20 minutes to two hours. All participants will receive, and be free to use, the instructor's very own Powerpoint presentation, complete with talking points for each slide.
This second meeting in our Slow Money "Pathways to Action" series will feature a webinar presented by two members of Slow Money Northern California, followed by group discussion and an invitation to help organize our first entrepreneur showcase.