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.
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.
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).