North American Permaculture Convergence

North American Permaculture Convergence

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).

  • Harmony Park (map)
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

People's Climate March

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a historic UN summit on climate change. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, let’s take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history.

  • TBA (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)
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)