Transition Sarasota and Whole Foods Market Sarasota are partnering to give away 500 Eat Local Week branded tote bags, stuffed with information, coupons, and other freebies from Eat Local Week partners and sponsors, at the Eat Local Week booth at the Sarasota Farmers Market.
Venice Farmers' Market: Food as Medicine
There will be activities at four booths.
a) health screening by Health in Motion Program of Sarasota County Health Department
b) cooking demonstrations of healthy meals by guest chefs
c) 30 minute presentations of Food As Medicine by invited experts
d) nutritional education by Family Nutrition Program of Sarasota County Extension on backyard growing and eating of vegetable greens.
Venice Farmers' Market will feature family recipes by Emmarose Larson, Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Graduating Class of 2015-2016 Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA).
Turn your kitchen into your medicine cabinet! This class will cover some of the most common kitchen herbs, how they are used medicinally, and how to prepare them.
Take a stroll around Geraldson Community Farm with Chinese Medicine Extraordinaire Bob Linde and learn about many edible and medicinal plants that grow in our landscapes.
Join farmworkers and consumer allies from across the Sarasota area to amplify the national Wendy's Boycott, launched by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers last March in response to Wendy's continued refusal to join the Fair Food Program -- a proven solution to farmworker poverty and abuse in U.S. agriculture.
As Transition Sarasota's Suncoast Gleaning Project enters into its seventh 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!
- Multiple activities:
- short talks by different speakers (20 min max) that are repeated all morning
- cooking and tasting demos of recipes using ingredients available at the market and for specific health problems;
- community health resources and practitioners w/ messages of food as medicine
- public health screening services
- container food gardening demonstration and talk
- Involvement of vendors
- Signage at food vendors booths describing health benefits of their products
- Special healthy food offerings for sale
- Signage at Fresh Access Bucks booth
Transition Sarasota is excited to announce that we will be participating in the 2016 Giving Challenge, a 24-hour event supporting more than 450 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and Desoto counties.
The second annual North America Permaculture Convergence (NAPC) will be held in partnership with the Northern California Permaculture Convergence (NCPC) at the world-renowned Solar Living Institute.
The Summit will gather our state's top food and farming entrepreneurs, policy makers, chefs, foodies, and local food fans to grow Florida’s local food movement through both introductory and advanced coursework, beautiful farm-to-table meals, and hands-on educational workshops.
15% of all sales during this event will be donated to advance Transition Sarasota's work building more sustainable, just, and conscious community.
Bring your whole family to the biggest gathering of green and sustainable resources that our community has to offer.
This Transition US National Network Call will focus on the dynamics of introducing paid staff into Transition Initiatives.
Join Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence (SCOPE) to learn about the state of our local environment, key local resources and initiatives, and ways you can get involved!
Learn how to grow fruit trees in your own backyard or in containers, enjoy tastings of familiar and exotic fruits, receive information about the nutritional benefits of eating fresh fruits, find out how you can get involved in the "Gleaning Backyard Fruit Trees" program, and participate a free kids' bat or bird-house building workshop (limited to first 40 families who register).
May 4-16, 2016: a global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects - to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy.
The theme for the 2nd Annual Southwest Florida Sustainability Summit is “Healthy People, Healthy Place, and Healthy Profit.”
Join the Sarasota Native American Indian Festival community for a weekend of dance, music, food, culture, and eco-consciousness.
During this tour, you will have a unique opportunity to observe how sustainable designs are already being implemented during this early phase of development, learn about plans for the farm’s exciting future, and explore what this means for us, our region, and our common future.
The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agriculture Services is proud to present the Regional Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference: Strengthening Local Food Systems with Diversity.
This class will cover the basics of fruit tree horticulture for our region. The main topics addressed will be tree selection, planting, pruning, fertilization, how to manage diseases and pests, container growing, and where to buy and learn more about fruit trees.
At this Sarasota Climate Change Meetup, Don Hall of Transition Sarasota will explain why growing the local food movement is a key strategy for preventing climate change and point out resources that make it easier for you to get involved.
Sarasota Honey Company presents the First Annual Honey Bee Festival in partnership with the Suncoast Beekeepers Association, benefiting the creation of a Florida Honey Bee Research Lab to Save the Bees.
Come enjoy locally-produced beer, wine, and snacks, mingle with some of the most creative people on the Suncoast, and learn more about how you can get involved with these two dynamic organizations.
Visit several unique Venice locations that are as creative as they are intriguing. Be inspired to create your own edible landscape and sustainable home!
The fifth annual Florida Herbal Conference is a gathering to connect and empower our bioregional herbalist community, featuring over 40 workshops for all levels of interest and experience.