Market Gardening Course

Market Gardening Course

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.

  • Twin Lakes Park (map)
People's Climate March - Sarasota

People's Climate March - Sarasota

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. 

  • Bayfront Park (map)
Florida Local Food Summit

Florida Local Food Summit

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.

  • East End Market (map)
Master Gardener Plant Sale + EdFest

Master Gardener Plant Sale + EdFest

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.

  • UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County (map)
Food Day 2014: A Focus on Food Access

Food Day 2014: A Focus on Food Access

This invite-only event is a collaborative effort to engage the Community Health Improvement Partnership's (CHIP) Community Health Action Teams (CHATs), as they work to improve access to healthy foods. 

  • Historic Spanish Point (map)
Fruit Tree Mini-Sale

Fruit Tree Mini-Sale

The nonprofit Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota will host a small fruit tree sale at the downtown Sarasota Farmers Market.

  • Sarasota Farmers Market (map)
Twelve Months of Local Fruit Harvest

Twelve Months of Local Fruit Harvest

In our subtropical climate, with proper planning and selection, fruit can harvested every month of the year. This talk will feature a survey of the fruits that can be grown in our area.

  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (map)
Community Gardens Open House

Community Gardens Open House

In conjunction with Eat Local Week, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County is hosting open houses at community gardens throughout Sarasota County.

  • Various Locations
Chefs Move to Schools

Chefs Move to Schools

The Chefs Move to Schools program pairs professional chefs with schools to help educate kids about food and nutrition.

  • Phillippi Shores Elementary School (map)
Slow Money Global Gathering

Slow Money Global Gathering

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.

  • The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (map)
Films for a Future: Shift Change

Films for a Future: Shift Change

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.

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center (map)