3rd Annual Florida Local Food Summit
Sep
9
Sep 10

3rd Annual Florida Local Food Summit

  • East End Market

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.

North American Permaculture Convergence
Sep
14
Sep 18

North American Permaculture Convergence

  • Solar Living Institute

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.

2016 Giving Challenge
Sep
20
Sep 21

2016 Giving Challenge

  • Online


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. 

Friendly Food Fight
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Friendly Food Fight

  • Bradenton Farmers' Market

Come experience the Bradenton Farmers' Market and its merry band of chefs from downtown restaurants, as they each create a delicious dish featuring fresh produce and other ingredients from the market.

Mote Aquaculture Park Tour
Oct
26
10:00 am10:00

Mote Aquaculture Park Tour

  • Mote Aquaculture Research Park

Experience sustainable seafood and marine restocking research as never before during a special tour of the largest aquaculture research and development facility in the United States.


Trash Fish Dinner
Aug
7
6:00 pm18:00

Trash Fish Dinner

  • Louie's Modern

Trash Fish Sarasota is a delicious opportunity to taste invasive and underutilized seafood species, learn about the future of sustainable seafood, and connect with leading change makers in the Sarasota culinary community. 

Eco-Friendly Florida Fest
Jul
14
Jul 17

Eco-Friendly Florida Fest

  • Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Bring your whole family to the biggest gathering of green and sustainable resources that our community has to offer. 

Paid Staff in Transition
Jul
12
8:00 pm20:00

Paid Staff in Transition

  • Everywhere

This Transition US National Network Call will focus on the dynamics of introducing paid staff into Transition Initiatives. 

SCOPE's Sustainability Road Show
Jul
12
6:00 pm18:00

SCOPE's Sustainability Road Show

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!

Community Orchard Festival
May
21
8:30 am08:30

Community Orchard Festival

  • Colonial Oaks Park

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).

Market Gardening Course
May
16
Jun 8

Market Gardening Course

  • Twin Lakes Park

Market gardening is the commercial production of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and other plants, on a scale larger than a home garden, yet small enough that many of the principles of horticulture can be applied.

Farm to School Produce Show
May
10
9:30 am09:30

Farm to School Produce Show

  • Bay Haven School of Basics Plus

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and their Farm to School team are proudly presenting this event as one of their 2016 Florida Farm to School Produce Shows. 

Break Free United States
May
4
May 16

Break Free United States

  • Everywhere

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.

Sarasota Multicultural Earth Festival
Apr
15
Apr 17

Sarasota Multicultural Earth Festival

  • Sarasota County Fairgrounds

Join the Sarasota Native American Indian Festival community for a weekend of dance, music, food, culture, and eco-consciousness. 

Transition Launch Online
Apr
12
May 31

Transition Launch Online

  • Online

Transition Launch Online is the online version of Transition Network's very popular face-to-face fundamentals course in the skills and practices of Transition.

Permaculture Farm Tour
Apr
9
10:00 am10:00

Permaculture Farm Tour

  • Permaculture Farm

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.

Fruit Tree Paradise Workshop
Mar
19
9:00 am09:00

Fruit Tree Paradise Workshop

  • Private Residence

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.

Local Food and Climate Change
Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

Local Food and Climate Change

  • North Sarasota Library

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.

First Annual Honey Bee Festival
Mar
12
10:00 am10:00

First Annual Honey Bee Festival

  • Sweetgrass Farms

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.

HuB Pub Party Featuring Transition Sarasota
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

HuB Pub Party Featuring Transition Sarasota

  • The HuB

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. 

2016 Florida Herbal Conference
Feb
26
Feb 28

2016 Florida Herbal Conference

  • Retreats by the Lake

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.

Sustainable Sarasota Community Partnership Meetings
Feb
18
Aug 18

Sustainable Sarasota Community Partnership Meetings

  • Sarasota County Administration Center

During Sarasota County's 10th Annual Sustainable Communitites Workshop on December 3, 2015, groups formed and committed to sustainability action plans. This new series of meetings will serve as opportunities to discuss their progress and next steps.