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.


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. 

Transition Sarasota's Year-End Extravaganza!
Dec
18
5:30 pm17:30

Transition Sarasota's Year-End Extravaganza!

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Transition Sarasota's Year-End Extravaganza is back and better than ever! Come celebrate all we accomplished together in 2015, and get a sneak-peek at what we have to look forward to in 2016.

Climate Hope Potluck
Dec
7
6:30 pm18:30

Climate Hope Potluck

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Join The Climate Reality Project and Citizens' Climate Lobby to discuss the effects of climate change, what progress that has been made towards addressing this issue so far, and how we can make an even bigger impact moving forward.

10th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop
Dec
3
8:00 am08:00

10th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop

  • Gulfcoast FL Girl Scout Council Headquarters

Don't miss this important milestone in our local effort to build a sustainable community. This workshop will bring our community together to reflect on 10 years of sustainability actions and discussions. 

Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center

Dietmar Post's Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping focuses on Reverend Billy (NYC performance artist Bill Talens) and his devout group of disciples as they crusade against the synthetic and corruptive aspects of today's hyper-consumerist culture. 

Kidz Workshop: Make an Organic Food Container Garden
Oct
30
9:00 am09:00

Kidz Workshop: Make an Organic Food Container Garden

  • North Port Farmers Market

Volunteers and staff from UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County will show kids at this free event how to assemble a small container with an assortment of salad greens they can take home to grow and eat with their family.

Sweetgrass Farm to Fork Dinner
Oct
29
6:00 pm18:00

Sweetgrass Farm to Fork Dinner

  • Sweetgrass Farms

Mattison's presents a local, collaborative farm to fork wine dinner at Sweetgrass Farms, celebrating and benefiting Eat Local Week. 

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Bob Linde
Oct
29
5:00 pm17:00

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Bob Linde

  • Emerson Point Preserve

Bob Linde, AP, RH - a clinical herbalist who has spent years studying edible and medicinal plants in Florida - will take you on a tour of Emerson Point Preserve to explore the safe and easy-to-identify plants that can be used as both food and medicine in every home. 

Kidz Workshop: Make an Organic Food Container Garden
Oct
29
9:00 am09:00

Kidz Workshop: Make an Organic Food Container Garden

  • Englewood Farmer's Market

Volunteers and staff from UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County will show kids at this free event how to assemble a small container with an assortment of salad greens they can take home to grow and eat with their family.

State of Our Foodshed Forum
Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

State of Our Foodshed Forum

  • Ringling College of Art & Design, Academic Center

This event will include several short presentations by key players in Sarasota County's local food movement looking back on the past 10 years, followed by an interactive audience discussion exploring goals and strategies for continuing to grow the movement over the next 10 years.

All About Jakfruit: The Fruit in Juicy Fruit
Oct
27
6:30 pm18:30

All About Jakfruit: The Fruit in Juicy Fruit

  • Selby Botanical Gardens, Main Meeting Room

This meeting of the Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota will feature a presentation on cooking and cultivating jakfruit by Noris Ledesma, a noted expert from the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables.

Chefs Move to Schools
Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Chefs Move to Schools

  • Phillippi Shores Elementary School

Join Sarasota County Schools Food and Nutrition Services for an evening of tastes and talents, and sample chef-inspired, kid-approved recipes featuring Florida-grown foods.

Fresh from Florida Cocktail Party
Oct
27
5:00 pm17:00

Fresh from Florida Cocktail Party

  • The Signature Room at Gecko's Grill & Pub

Local craft beer and heavy hors d'oeuvres made with fresh produce from Honeyside Farms in Sarasota, gator from 4F Gator Ranch in Arcadia, bison from Three Suns Ranch in Punta Gorda, and smoked mullet dip and cakes from Sarasota Bay.

Mote Aquaculture Tour
Oct
27
10:00 am10:00

Mote Aquaculture Tour

  • Mote Aquaculture Park, Building G

Get a free behind-the-scenes look at their innovate aquaculture systems for marine and freshwater fish, production of sea vegetables for local food markets (marine aquaponics), and much more.

Farm to Fork at Ortygia
Oct
26
5:30 pm17:30

Farm to Fork at Ortygia

  • Ortygia Restaurant

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.

Farmer in the Classroom
Oct
26
Oct 30

Farmer in the Classroom

  • Sarasota County Schools

This Farmer in the Classroom series is designed to help increase food literacy among students by bringing farmers into local schools to share their experiences with growing food. 

Suncoast Gleaning Project Season Kick-Off
Oct
26
9:00 am09:00

Suncoast Gleaning Project Season Kick-Off

  • Jessica's Organic Farm

As Transition Sarasota's Suncoast Gleaning Project enters into its sixth season, learn how you can get involved in supporting local farms, local food banks, and the food insecure in our community - all at the same time!

Taste and Learn: Screening of "Cowspiracy"
Oct
25
6:00 pm18:00

Taste and Learn: Screening of "Cowspiracy"

  • Florida House Institute

Taste amazingly delicious, organic, vegan food, prepared from scratch by expert cooks, and watch Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret to learn more about the power of our food choices.

First Annual Harvest Ball
Oct
25
5:00 pm17:00

First Annual Harvest Ball

  • Payne Park Auditorium

Those attending the Sarasota Farmers Market's First Annual Harvest Ball will be treated to an evening under the stars with locally-inspired cuisine prepared by Chef Paul Mattison.

Picket at Publix for Farmworker Justice
Oct
25
1:00 pm13:00

Picket at Publix for Farmworker Justice

  • Publix Super Market

Join farmworker families from Immokalee and Sarasota-area supporters for a lively Eat Local Week picket at the Publix Super Market on Bay Street. Together, we will call on Publix to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program.

New College Native Plant Walks
Oct
25
12:30 pm12:30

New College Native Plant Walks

  • Old Caples Community Garden at New College

Edible mushroom cultivator and human plant-encyclopedia Robert Kelly will leading two one-hour plant walks at the Old Caples Community Garden at New College of Florida

Rare Fruit Tree Collection Tour
Oct
25
11:00 am11:00

Rare Fruit Tree Collection Tour

  • Palma Sola Botanical Park

Included in this extensive collection of more than 75 tropical and sub-tropical trees are well-known fruits such as avocados, mangos, and lychees, as well as many unusual ones like atemoya, caimito, jakfruit, Panama cherry, cecropia, and more. 

Fall Harvest Fest
Oct
24
2:30 pm14:30

Fall Harvest Fest

  • Geraldson Community Farm

We had so much fun last year, we couldn't wait to do it again! In honor of Eat Local Week, Geraldson Community Farm will host its second annual Fall Harvest Fest.