Eat Local Guide Volunteer Meeting
Jul
8
5:45 pm17:45

Eat Local Guide Volunteer Meeting

  • Selby Public Library

Most of the hard work of compiling over 250 detailed listings of local food-related businesses and organizations in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and Desoto counties has already been done, but writers, photographers, graphic designers, and other volunteers are now needed to tell the stories that aren't being told, shape the look of our next print edition, and facilitate its increased distribution.

Canning Basics Class
Jul
21
6:30 pm18:30

Canning Basics Class

  • Fruitville Public Library

This free informational class will focus on recommended canning equipment, safety concerns, and different food preservation techniques used in water bath and pressure canning.this free informational class will focus on recommended canning equipment, safety concerns, and different food preservation techniques used in water bath and pressure canning. 

Transition Launch
Aug
8
Aug 9

Transition Launch

  • Florida House Institute

Formerly known as "Training For Transition" or T4T, Transition Launch is designed to provide you with a detailed introduction to the most important skills necessary to successfully set up, develop, and run a Transition initiative in your locality.

Screening of "Food Chains" with Community Potluck and Discussion
Oct
22
6:00 pm18:00

Screening of "Food Chains" with Community Potluck and Discussion

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

The narrative of Food Chains focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.


Sarasota Food Policy Council Meeting
Jun
29
5:30 pm17:30

Sarasota Food Policy Council Meeting

  • Selby Public Library

Presented by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, this Sarasota Food Policy Council meeting is the follow-up to the early March 2015 meetings about the history and scope of the current food policies of Sarasota County's Comprehensive Plan. 

Eat Local Week 2015 First Planning Meeting
Jun
22
5:45 pm17:45

Eat Local Week 2015 First Planning Meeting

  • Selby Public Library

Greater Sarasota’s Eat Local Week is an annual celebration of the best of local food and farming here in Southwest Florida. Our fifth annual celebration will take place Saturday, October 24th through Friday, October 30th, 2015. 

Sustainable Communities Conversation: Energy
May
4
3:30 pm15:30

Sustainable Communities Conversation: Energy

  • UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

A panel of local energy experts and industry representatives will discuss trends in energy efficiency and renewable energy in Sarasota County over the last ten years and what the future might hold.

Screening of "The Unforeseen" with Community Potluck and Discussion
Apr
23
6:00 pm18:00

Screening of "The Unforeseen" with Community Potluck and Discussion

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Featuring interviews with Robert Redford, Willie Nelson, the iconic Texas Governor Ann Richards, environmentalist Wendell Berry, and many others, The Unforeseen is a powerful meditation on the American dream - on the destruction of the natural world as it falls victim to the cannibalizing forces of unchecked development.

Local Food Entrepreneur Showcase
Apr
19
4:00 pm16:00

Local Food Entrepreneur Showcase

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Meet dozens of local farmers and artisan food producers, sample some of our area's best local food and drink, enjoy live acoustic music, and mingle with fellow foodies at Transition Sarasota's second semi-annual Local Food Entrepreneur Showcase!

Local Food Q&A at the Sarasota Film Festival
Apr
11
11:45 am11:45

Local Food Q&A at the Sarasota Film Festival

  • Regal Hollywood Stadium 20

Don Hall of Transition Sarasota and Christa Leonard of Geraldson Community Farm will answer questions following a screening of the short documentary Food for Thought, Food for Life, part of "Through Women's Eyes" at the Sarasota Film Festival.

Don Hall at the 3.0 Leaders Conference
Apr
8
Apr 10

Don Hall at the 3.0 Leaders Conference

  • Bradenton Area Convention Center

Join 3.0 leaders from around the country and Canada across community, civic, non-profit, and private sectors as we discover the new rules, identify best practices, and meet the challenges facing our communities in today’s rapidly changing world. 

Tour of Local Foods at the Sarasota County Fair
Mar
14
2:30 pm14:30

Tour of Local Foods at the Sarasota County Fair

  • Sarasota County Fairgrounds

This tour, free with admission to the Sarasota County Fair, is part of a local foods exhibit which runs throughout the Fair (Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 22) and offers an opportunity to learn where your food is coming from, why it matters, and what you can do to be more informed about what you eat.

Rethinking Climate Change
Feb
22
11:30 am11:30

Rethinking Climate Change

  • Sarasota Friends Meeting House

In this talk, hosted by the Sarasota Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Don Hall, Executive Director of Transition Sarasota, will share his latest thoughts about how we can more skillfully respond to the climate crisis, answer questions, and lead a discussion exploring what each of us has to contribute to this historic effort.

Fire, Floods, and Famine: What Can We Do About Climate Change
Feb
11
4:30 pm16:30

Fire, Floods, and Famine: What Can We Do About Climate Change

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota and co-sponsor BDH Associates, LLC present “Fire, Floods and Famine: What Can We Do About Climate Change”, a symposium on the subject of climate change and its anticipated effects on our way of life.