Many contra dancers will tell you that it’s “the most fun you can have with your clothes on." Everyone is welcome, from experienced dancers to newcomers.
Join the Sarasota Association of Realtors and the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter's Myakka River Branch LEED for Homes Committee for a panel presentation and discussion exploring the scores of different sustainability programs, what they are, and why they matter.
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.
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.
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.
Deane has been called "the most watched forager in the world," drawing on over 60 years of experience.
Citizens, business owners, nonprofit organizations, and local government representatives are all invited to come discuss important issues regarding the Sarasota area foodshed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.