Market Gardening Course
Sep
16
Nov 19

Market Gardening Course

  • Twin Lakes Park

The 2014 Market Gardening Course, presented by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, is a nine-week introduction to small scale crop production and direct sales.

Fall Harvest Fest
Oct
25
2:00 pm14:00

Fall Harvest Fest

  • Geraldson Community Farm

In honor of Eat Local Week, Geraldson Community Farm will be hosting its first-ever Fall Harvest Fest with local food, music, crafts, raffle, and farm fun!

Wet, Wild, and Local: Sustainable Seafood
Oct
26
6:20 pm18:20

Wet, Wild, and Local: Sustainable Seafood

  • Ringling College Academic Center Auditorium

Join Karen Bell of the AP Bell Fish Company, Nina Powers of Sarasota County Sustainability, and Tim Rumage, Professor of Environmental Studies at Ringling College, for a film and conversation on the topic of sustainable seafood.

Suncoast Gleaning Project Kick-Off
Oct
27
9:00 am09:00

Suncoast Gleaning Project Kick-Off

  • Jessica's Organic Farm

As Transition Sarasota's Suncoast Gleaning Project enters into its fifth season, learn how you can get involved in supporting local farms, local food banks, and the food insecure in our community all at the same time.

Farm to Fork at Ortygia
Oct
27
5:30 pm17:30

Farm to Fork at Ortygia

  • Ortygia Sicilian Restaurant

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.

9th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop
Oct
29
8:30 am08:30

9th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

  • Girl Scouts Event and Conference Center

Sarasota County’s 9th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop aims to cultivate innovative thinking and share information about better products, programs, and processes for improved health, resiliency, and prosperity.

Eat Local Week Foodtrepreneur Showcase
Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

Eat Local Week Foodtrepreneur Showcase

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

What do you get when you bring together the best of local food and drink with one of the leading voices of the New Economy movement and one of our area's hottest bands? A one-of-a-kind event that can only be called a "Foodtrepreneur Showcase"!

Chickens 101 Workshop
Nov
1
1:00 pm13:00

Chickens 101 Workshop

  • SCTI, Building 4, Room 115

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.

Slow Money Global Gathering
Nov
10
Nov 12

Slow Money Global Gathering

  • The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

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.

Films for a Future: Gasland II
Nov
13
7:00 pm19:00

Films for a Future: Gasland II

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film Gasland, Josh Fox takes a deeper, broader look at the dangers of fracking.

Films for a Future: Shift Change
Jan
8
7:00 pm19:00

Films for a Future: Shift Change

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

Shift Change tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.


Eat Local Guide Launch Party and Contra Dance
Oct
18
7:30 pm19:30

Eat Local Guide Launch Party and Contra Dance

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

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.

Master Gardener Plant Sale + EdFest
Oct
11
8:00 am08:00

Master Gardener Plant Sale + EdFest

  • UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

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.

Eat Local Week 2014: Putting Local Food on the Map
Oct
6
2:00 pm14:00

Eat Local Week 2014: Putting Local Food on the Map

  • County Admin Building, 2nd Fl. Conference Room A/B

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 Local Food Summit
Oct
3
Oct 4

Florida Local Food Summit

  • East End Market

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.

People's Climate March - Sarasota
Sep
21
5:00 pm17:00

People's Climate March - Sarasota

  • Bayfront Park

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. 

Protecting and Restoring Sarasota Bay
Sep
2
2:00 pm14:00

Protecting and Restoring Sarasota Bay

  • County Admin Center, 2nd Fl. Conference Room A/B

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.

North American Permaculture Convergence
Aug
28
Sep 1

North American Permaculture Convergence

  • Harmony Park

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).

Beyond Prepping: Making Harmony Resilient
Jun
30
6:30 pm18:30

Beyond Prepping: Making Harmony Resilient

  • Harmony Banquet Hall

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. 

Truly Sustainable Sarasota: 2050 Plan Rewrite
Jun
25
9:00 am09:00
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Truly Sustainable Sarasota: 2050 Plan Rewrite

  • WSLR 96.5 FM

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.

Towards an Economics of Happiness
Jun
17
11:30 am11:30

Towards an Economics of Happiness

  • Super Buffet

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.

The Transition Movement: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times
May
6
3:00 pm15:00

The Transition Movement: Making Your Community More Resilient in Uncertain Times

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

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.

Give Local: The 2014 Giving Partner Challenge
May
6
May 7

Give Local: The 2014 Giving Partner Challenge

  • Online

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.

2nd Annual Florida Permaculture Convergence
May
2
May 4

2nd Annual Florida Permaculture Convergence

  • h.e.a.r.t. Institute

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.

Slow Money Investment Club Meeting
Apr
17
5:30 pm17:30

Slow Money Investment Club Meeting

  • Selby Public Library, 2nd Fl Conference Room

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. 

Slow Money: Building Wealth from the Ground Up
Apr
7
2:00 pm14:00

Slow Money: Building Wealth from the Ground Up

  • County Admin Building, 2nd Fl Conference Room A/B

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. 

Inform, Engage, and Inspire: How to Give a Transition Talk
Mar
11
2:00 pm14:00

Inform, Engage, and Inspire: How to Give a Transition Talk

  • Online

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.