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Intro to Tropical Fruit Gardening by Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Tropical Fruit Gardening by Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota

Witness a special presentation perfect for new and wanna-be growers: An Introduction to Tropical Fruit Gardening at the monthly meeting of the Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota. Learn the basics and meet local growers, beginner to advanced, in a relaxed social setting at the beautiful Sarasota Garden Club.

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Foraging with Green Deane - Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Foraging with Green Deane - Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources

Join Green Deane (of www.EatTheWeeds.com) on a nature walk to learn about foraging! With his vast experience giving "wild food" presentations Deane has created an “itemizing” system to help beginners organize information and give them a successful method to investigate a plant safely.

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Skills Class: Canning 101 with Sunshine Canning
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Skills Class: Canning 101 with Sunshine Canning

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Whether you are new or just need a refresher course, Canning 101 is a great starting point and focuses on the boiling water bath technique. This hands-on class will enable you to safely and confidently can everything from jams to pickles to fruit! For Eat Local Week we will preserve produce that might otherwise have gone to waste. All supply costs are included in the class and students will take home a jar made in the class.

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Repairing and Nourishing Our Soil with Plants by Bob Linde
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Repairing and Nourishing Our Soil with Plants by Bob Linde

In this class by Bob Linde we will learn about herbs and plants grown in Florida capable to be used to repair and detoxify the soil. We will explore how to create a compost tea and which nitrogen fixing herbs ensure that we grow the most healthy and nutritious plants and medicine possible.

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Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Caitlin McMullen hosted by Florida Na...

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Join Annie, landscape designer and wildlife gardener, and Caitlin, local herbalist and homesteader, for a walk about through the Florida Native Plants nursery. We'll discover Florida's edible and medicinal plants while learning to properly care and prepare them for use in our kitchens and medicine cabinets.

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Keynote Kickoff: Exploring Food Waste with Tracie Troxler
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Keynote Kickoff: Exploring Food Waste with Tracie Troxler

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Kickoff Eat Local Week 2019 "Exploring Food Waste" with an engaging, informative presentation by Tracie Troxler of Sunshine Community Compost. She's shining light on the impact of food waste on our community, what we're doing about it, and how you can help.

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The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization?
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization?

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Transition Sarasota is Co-Hosting with WSLR 96.5 Community Radio Station to show The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization

Date: Tuesday, November 20

Time: 6pm Potluck; 7pm Film

Location: Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL 34236

Cost: $5 Suggested Donation

Film Trailer Here

Join us for a potluck at 6pm followed by the film at 7pm.

Opening with a powerful ‘deep time’ perspective, from the beginning of the Earth to our present moment, this film recognizes the fundamental unsustainability of today’s society and dares to ask the big question: What will follow? Around the world, fresh shoots are already emerging as people develop the skills, will and resources necessary to recapture the initiative and re-imagine civilization, often in the ruins of collapsed mainstream economies.

We encounter extraordinary projects and people from four continents including renegade economist Kate Raworth, conservative philosopher Roger Scruton, Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding, localization revolutionary Helena Norberg-Hodge, inspirational practivist Rob Hopkins, eco-pioneer Jonathon Porritt and philanthropist/composer Peter Buffett. They are cultivating a resilience not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth; developing diverse, convivial, satisfying contexts for lives well lived.

Don Hall, Co-Director of Transition US will be on hand to facilitate a discussion following the film.

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Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping presents Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Caitlin McMullen
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping presents Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Caitlin McMullen

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Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping presents Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Caitlin McMullen 

Have you ever wondered what the plants around you are? Whether they are food or medicine to us? Come walk amidst the lush greenery of the Florida Native Plant Nursery and meet some of our local plants along with herbalist Caitlin McMullen. We’ll touch on some of the most common plants around us that we can connect with in many ways to improve our physical health as well as our connection to the ecosystems around us.

Cost: $10 (plus Eventbrite fee) per person, Kids 12 and under are free. 

Space limited! Pre-registration required by 5pm, October 27 on Eventbrite (click Here)

Bring a sun hat, non-DEET natural bugspray, a water bottle, and if you like, a notebook, pen and camera for note taking. The walk should last an hour and a half. Parking is limited, so carpool if possible. Many of the plants we’ll meet are also available for purchase through the Nursery, so if you’d like to get to know some of them better, you can take them home to your garden or container garden.

Caitlin McMullen is a lifelong plant lover, and a dedicated friend and student of the plants. She is a mother, herbalist and gardener and the woman behind Magnolia and Pine, a small batch, seasonal, locally sourced (mostly homegrown) herbal apothecary and herbal CSA.

Hosted by Presenting Partner, Florida Native Plants Nursery & Landscaping!

Eat Local Week! This educational walk is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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Grove Ladder Farm presents Brunch In The Pasture
Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

Grove Ladder Farm presents Brunch In The Pasture

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Come join us for brunch at Grove Ladder Farm! We'll be serving Fresh Buttermilk Biscuits with Golden Yolked Sunny-side Up Pastured Eggs, along with Forest Raised Pork Sausage and sliced Heirloom Tomatoes. Following our meal, we will stroll through the pastures and show you how we keep our birds safe in open fields, move our eggmobiles, and collect fresh eggs!

Cost: $30, Pre-registration required on Eventbrite (click Here). Sales end Thursday, October 25. Space limited to 25 individuals.

Grove Ladder Farm is a 10-acre, pasture-based livestock farm in east Sarasota County. Our family farm is home to Non-GMO, pasture raised chickens (for meat and eggs). Our birds live on clean pastures, with plenty of access to tender grasses, bugs and sunlight. Everything on our farm moves, which means that our happy hens never sit on one spot for very long. We rely on moveable electric fencing and our wonderful livestock guardian dogs to protect our flocks from predators.

Eat Local Week! Brunch In The Pasture is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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Siesta Key Rum Distillery Tour and Tasting
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Siesta Key Rum Distillery Tour and Tasting

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Tour and rum tasting at Siesta Key Rum (of Drum Circle Distilling), Florida's oldest craft distillery! Participants are encouraged to COME EARLY (2:30pm) to taste rums (helps participants put some of the tour in context - seriously). Tasting is also encouraged after the tour.

Cost: FREE, Pre-registration required on Eventbrite (click Here) by Thursday October 25, 5pm. Space Limited

The tour (beginning at 3pm) will include approximately 20 minutes of a short history of the company, an overview of some of the big awards that our small company has won, an explanation of what makes our spiced and toasted coconut rums taste so good, and an overview of where our rums are available. After that we will explain the rum making process from mashing to fermentation to distillation. This will be followed with a discussion of barrel aging. The tour will make a final stop in the packaging room to see how Siesta Key rum is put into bottles.

Eat Local Week! This tour is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week. 

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Transition US presents Unleashing the Collective Genius
Oct
27
12:45 PM12:45

Transition US presents Unleashing the Collective Genius

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Unleashing the Collective Genius: Celebrating 10 Years of Transition in the US

Transition US will host our first-ever national online summit, bringing together Transition US community members and organizers from across the country for a day of education, inspiration, and celebration. Both groups and individuals are invited to join in the fun!

We will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Transition Movement in the US with an inspiring full-day program, including:

  • Keynote sessions featuring international Transition Movement founder Rob Hopkins and world-renowned author, educator, and activist Margaret J. Wheatley.

  • Engaging panel discussions focused on sharing some of the greatest success stories from our national network and deepening connections with the wider movement for community resilience.

  • live, interactive session with a talk by Transition US staff about the state of our movement and the presentation of several awards nominated by you, the community.

Registration is now available (click Here), with flexible pricing options available for groups and individuals. 

Eat Local Week! Transition Sarasota, as an official chapter of Transition US, is participating in this online summit as one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week. 

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Sarasota Honey Co. presents The Local Buzz About Bees
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sarasota Honey Co. presents The Local Buzz About Bees

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Join Alma Johnson (head beekeeper and local food/business champion) and her dynamic team to see what all the buzz is about!

  • Classes for kids and adults (see below for time/details)

  • Kids craft (anytime 11am-6pm)

  • “Just-Local Market” (anytime 11am-6pm)

  • Tour the new location (anytime 11am-6pm)

Get a jump on Halloween - dress as a Honey Bee and get a VIB (Very Important BEE) treat!

Cost: Pay what you can (on-site donation). Funds raised will be used to purchase adaptive technology to assist with special needs employment skills (see more below in "About Sarasota Honey Company"

Classes: Space limited, Pre-registration strongly encouraged (click Here to register on Eventbrite). Please arrive early (Latecomers may forfeit their spot since we can’t tell if somebody is late or a no-show – SORRY!). Each class is 45 minutes.

  • 12pm:“Queenie and Her Helpers” - Learn about the life of the honey bee. Recommended for ages 4+

  • 2pm: “Show Me the Honey” - Learn about the honey production business and the many ways that honey gets to the consumer. Recommended for ages 8+

  • 4pm: “A Bee’s Life” - Learn about types of bees (including bee reproductive biology), the changes in agriculture pertaining to honey bees, commercial pollination and how Sarasota Honey Co. is different. Appropriate for young adults and older

Kindly note: Children must be supervised by attending adult at all times.

Pre-Registration: Strongly encouraged for classes. Click Here to go to Eventbrite to pre-register.

About Sarasota Honey Company: We are a family owned and community-driven Apiary Company. Our honey comes from the heart of Sarasota and Manatee counties… from your neighbor’s backyard or local farms that practice organic principles. We create a premium and truly artisan honey product. Every location will produce its own distinct honey flavor that can change with every season. We are proud that many of our products are made by and benefit people with special needs and promote honey bee awareness through programs offered by Sarasota Honey Co. and community partners that share our mission. Funds raised will be used to purchase adaptive technology to assist with their employment skills. 

Eat Local Week! The Local Buzz About Bees is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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SweetSong Groves Fruit Tree Paradise Workshop
Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

SweetSong Groves Fruit Tree Paradise Workshop

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Each spring and fall, SweetSong Groves offers a 3-hour class in fruit tree horticulture. It is a complete introduction, for both beginning and intermediate growers. The emphasis is on non-toxic, ecologically based methods. Topics include:

  • the seven basic horticultural concerns

  • grafted trees --- why you (usually) want one

  • fertilization

  • how to plant

  • how to prune

  • how to buy a tree

  • diseases and insect pests

  • growing in containers

  • fruit tree clubs

The topics are illustrated in a hands-on fashion that include tours of SweetSong's groves. The instructor is Darryl McCullough, an officer in two local fruit tree clubs and owner of SweetSong Groves LLC, which markets fresh ecologically grown fruit in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. 

Instructions for participants and other information, including the exact location, can be found at Fruit Tree Paradise Workshops. The current version of the workshop notes is free and is available at that page, along with a spreadsheet of very basic information about the more common local species.

Cost: The cost to attend the workshop, including all taxes and fees, is $25 per person ($35 for two people), all donated to Transition Sarasota. Students and those in financial need may take the class at no cost; please use the Contact page at SweetSong Groves to request no-cost participation.

Pre-Registration: Required on Eventbrite (click Here)

Location: Within the city of Sarasota, but details provided in a confirmation e-mail following registration.

Refunds may be requested up to 2 days prior to the workshop.

Eat Local Week! This class is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week. 

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Green Path Veterans Farm to Table Dinner
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Green Path Veterans Farm to Table Dinner

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A fundraiser to show our appreciation for the Veterans and Green Path Veterans Farm. Sponsor a local veteran to attend, attend yourself, or both. Includes an informal dinner featuring local produce from the farm and other local meat and crafted cheeses. Creative dishes prepared by local veteran chefs, farm tours, beer and wine, music, and raffle gifts for a fun-filled family evening. A wonderful opportunity to support some of our most outstanding local non-profits.

Cost: $40.01 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under. Pre-registration required on Eventbrite (click Here) by Thursday, October 25.

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Green Path Veterans Farms is an organic farm and beautiful edible landscape. The Mission is for empowerment, training and healing in a sustainable, ecological environment for our veterans. Come meet some new friends. Veterans from Korea to Iraq will be there.

The Green Path Veterans Farm is supported by Florida Veterans for Common Sense Fund, Easter Seals Southwest Florida and University of South Florida.

Eat Local Week! This is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week. 

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Green Movies That Matter presents Food Choices
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Green Movies That Matter presents Food Choices

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Join us Friday, October 26, 2018 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota to see "Food Choices" as part of the Green Movies That Matter film series!

For $10 you get a light supper, film screenings and discussion with others who share concerns about our environment! Can't beat that! Greek salad, make your own pitas, stuffed grape leaves, chips and drinks included. Doors open at 6pm, screenings begin at 7pm.

Tickets for sale in advance at Eventbrite (click Here) or can be purchased (cash only) at the door.

Trailer for "Food Choices" - click Here

Eat Local Week! This is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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Sunshine Community Compost presents Closing The Loop On Food Waste
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Sunshine Community Compost presents Closing The Loop On Food Waste

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This workshop will offer opportunities to learn about the status of food waste and food loss in the U.S. and understand how composting fits into the continuum of food waste solutions. We’ll learn about the benefits and how-tos of composting and discuss a range of practical tools to help your household save time and money through food waste prevention measures. The workshop will include a short, hands-on activity. 

Suggested donation $5 (FREE for students and Transition Sarasota members!)

Space: limited to 30 - Pre-registration strongly encouraged - click Here to go to Eventbrite registration.

Location: To be determined

Sunshine Community Compost is a local non-profit organization that is focused on creating compost and recovering resources in ways that grow community. Our mission is to strengthen community connections and give back to the planet through accessible education and action programs that increase local composting, resource recovery and zero waste efforts. Since our first pilot project in late 2016, we have diverted 17,000 pounds of food scraps from local landfills, educated hundreds of residents and youth about the benefits of composting and hosted Florida’s first ever “Compost-A-Thon” during International Compost Awareness Week. Please visit www.sunshinecommunitycompost.org for more info. 

Eat Local Week! This is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week. 

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Foraging with Green Deane in Partnership with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Foraging with Green Deane in Partnership with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources

Join Green Deane (of EatTheWeeds.com) on a nature walk to learn about foraging! Deane has been giving "wild food" presentations for about 20 years and has created an “itemizing” system to help beginners organize information and give them a successful method to investigate a plant and make sure key points are covered.

Cost: $20. Space limited. Pre-registration (required) and location details available at Eventbrite (click Here)

Eat Local Week! This is one 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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Mote Aquaculture Research Park Tour
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Mote Aquaculture Research Park Tour

Experience sustainable seafood and learn about marine restocking and fish farming research during a special "Eat Local Week" tour of the largest aquaculture research and development facility in the United States. See how scientists at Mote Aquaculture Research Park develop environmentally friendly methods to farm pompano, red drum, and sea vegetables for food AND produce saltwater snook for stock enhancement research.  

Physical Demands: Participants must be able to walk up to 0.25 miles and up and down stairs.

Cost: $5 (will go to support the research program).

Space Limited! Pre-Registration required on Eventbrite (click Here) by October 23, 5pm.

Location: Because space is limited, this event is very popular and to avoid unexpected appearances, we are not widely publicizing the specific location of the event (but it is about 8 miles East of I-75). After you register, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with specific location details, which you can print with your tickets.

Eat Local Week! This tour is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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Mote presents Ocean to Table Film Event & Panel Discussion
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Mote presents Ocean to Table Film Event & Panel Discussion

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Mote Marine Laboratory presents Ocean to Table Film Event & Panel Discussion: Stories of Sustainable U.S. Seafood Farming.

Cost: FREE

Pre-Registration: Not Required (but we’d love to know you’re coming!)

Location: Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236

Eat Local Week! This film is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota presents Fruit Tree Horticulture 101
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota presents Fruit Tree Horticulture 101

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Thinking about growing your own tropical fruit, or just starting out? The Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota (TFSS) will host a special meeting for new and wanna-be growers. There will be an introductory presentation, Fruit Tree Horticulture 101, by a local organic tropical fruit farmer. Meet local growers, beginner to expert, who are happy to share their experiences of this wonderful southwest Florida pursuit.

The Society is an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to supporting home growers of tropical fruit. Its monthly meetings include presentations by top horticultural experts, along with a tasting table, plant raffle, and easygoing social time. Tour the beautiful grounds of the Sarasota Garden Club and get tips from local growers. Visit the society's website or Facebook page for additional information about its meetings and other events.

No pre-registration is necessary. Admission is $5 at the door for guests (which goes to support the work of the TFSS), and free for members of TFSS.

Eat Local Week! This is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week. 

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Slow Food Greater Sarasota presents Ortygia Restaurant's Farm-to-Table Dinner
Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

Slow Food Greater Sarasota presents Ortygia Restaurant's Farm-to-Table Dinner

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Ortygia is a four-star restaurant dedicated to presenting diners 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-table dinner. This three-course meal will be made with 90 percent fresh, local and in-season products. The menu is subject to change to ensure the freshest, ripest and most delicious ingredients. A glass of wine or bottle of sparkling water will also be served with the meal. Please select the appropriate ticket based on dietary preference or needs (regular, vegetarian or vegan). 

Cost: $45.05

Pre-Registration required on Eventbrite (click Here) by 12pm, October 20 (due to limited space and preparations).

Eat Local Week! This dinner is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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Transition Sarasota's Suncoast Gleaning Project Season Kick-off!
Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Transition Sarasota's Suncoast Gleaning Project Season Kick-off!

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Join us for a FREE tour of Jessica's Organic Farm and introduction to Transition Sarasota's Suncoast Gleaning Project, which harvests unused produce for local distribution by All Faiths Food Bank. After the brief tour at Jessica’s, we will carpool to All Faiths for a FREE tour of its facilities.

Transition Sarasota’s Suncoast Gleaning Project begins its ninth season. Volunteers have harvested and donated more than 270,000 pounds of produce since 2010.

Pre-Registration: Not Required

Eat Local Week! This tour is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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Growing and Using Medicinal and Edible Herbs in Florida with Bob Linde
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Growing and Using Medicinal and Edible Herbs in Florida with Bob Linde

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Bob will be exploring a number of unique and common herbs that can be grown locally. He will talk about growing, harvesting and use of each of the herbs. There also will be time for questions about growing issues participants may have experienced. Bob lives on a 1/2 acre medicinal garden and grows over 150 herbs that he uses for medicine for his patients as well as teaching his herbal students.

Cost: $15; $5 discount if you pre-register as well for Bob Linde's "Medicinal and Edible Plants Walk" (same location, prior to this workshop),

Preregistration is required on Eventbrite - click Here to purchase tickets and get location details. Class limited to 20 people.

Bob Linde is an Acupuncture Physician and Registered Herbalist. He is the owner of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Co-director of Traditions School of Herbal Studies. He also consults as a product developer for various national herbal product companies. He serves on the board of directors for the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA). Bob has presented at state and national alternative medicine conferences and frequently lectures at colleges and organizations in the US. He has worked as a wilderness counselor for teenagers, treasure hunter and is a Desert Storm infantry veteran. He enjoys working on his teaching garden, growing over 150 medicinal plants from around the world.

Eat Local Week! This class is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week. 

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Medicinal and Edible Plants Walk with Bob Linde
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Medicinal and Edible Plants Walk with Bob Linde

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Take a stroll around the Audubon Nature Center with Chinese Medicine Extraordinaire Bob Linde, and learn about many edible and medicinal plants that grow in our landscapes. We will walk the property and learn about all sorts of plants that grow naturally in our area, many of which are considered weeds. Bob will take you on an adventure to identify safe and easy-to-identify plants that can be used in every home while telling anecdotal stories along the way.

Space limited to 30 participants.

Cost: $10 for general public, $5 for students and Transition Sarasota members. If you pre-register as well for Bob Linde's workshop, "Growing and Using Medicinal and Edible Herbs in Florida" (same location following this walk), you get $5 off that workshop’s price!

Pre-registration is required on Eventbrite - click Here .

Bob Linde is an Acupuncture Physician and Registered Herbalist. He is the owner of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Co-director of Traditions School of Herbal Studies. He also consults as a product developer for various national herbal product companies. He serves on the board of directors for the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA). Bob has presented at state and national alternative medicine conferences and frequently lectures at colleges and organizations in the U.S. He has worked as a wilderness counselor for teenagers, treasure hunter and is a Desert Storm infantry veteran. He enjoys working on his teaching garden, growing over 150 medicinal plants from around the world.

Eat Local Week! This walk is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week. 

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Manatee Rare Fruit Council's Tour of Palma Sola Botanical Park
Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

Manatee Rare Fruit Council's Tour of Palma Sola Botanical Park

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The Manatee Rare Fruit Council presents a free tour of its collection of 75 mature tropical fruit trees in Palma Sola Botanical Park.  The collection is maintained by the Council, a local non-profit organization devoted to supporting home growers of tropical fruit in the Suncoast region.  Council members will guide the tour, which requires about 1/2 mile of easy walking, and answer questions about the collection and about tropical fruit horticulture.  This is a family-friendly event and a wonderful opportunity to experience a little-known treasure right here in Bradenton. Palma Sola Botanical Park is maintained by a private non-profit foundation and is freely open to the public.  It is available for weddings and other events; details are available at its website http://www.palmasolabp.org/

Cost: FREE

Pre-Registration: Optional Here on Eventbrite

Eat Local Week! This is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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JDub's Food Truck Rally
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

JDub's Food Truck Rally

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JDub’s Brewing is hosting a food truck rally! Come out and enjoy local beer & food from people striving to add to Sarasota’s culture and community awareness.

JDub’s supports local, small-businesses whenever possible. We also really, really like good food (And good beer. But come on, you already knew that.).

JDub’s is highly Family Friendly with a variety of non-beer and non-alcoholic offerings such as Wine, local bottled and draft Kombucha, Soda, Organic Juice boxes and water. We are also Friendly-Dog Friendly; dogs must stay on their leash.

Tickets/Registration: Not necessary - just show up!

Eat Local Week! This is one of 20+ events during the 2018 Eat Local Week.

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Bay Haven School Food Forest Tour
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Bay Haven School Food Forest Tour

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Join us to tour and learn about the Permaculture Food Forest at Bay Haven School of Basics Plus. The food forest is an integrated living system, whose plants and animals support each other to create a dynamic and biodiverse ecosystem. The edible landscape provides Bay Haven students, staff and families with fresh fruit and other edibles such as moringa and perennial greens, in addition to serving as an outdoor learning space. Students learn life science topics such as life cycles, plant reproduction and soil ecology, create artwork inspired by the various plants and animals and enjoy a small oasis in the center of the campus. Light bites by Sharon Carr and beverages will be provided.

The Permaculture Food Forest was planned and installed by the following groups: the U.S. Green Building Council; Slow Food of Greater Sarasota; the Tropical Fruit Society of Sarasota; Food and Nutrition Services of Sarasota County Schools; the Sarasota Bay and Estuary Program; Bay Haven staff, students and families; and McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors, Inc.

Donations will be accepted on-site to support the Bay Haven School of Basics Plus.

Pre-Registration: Not required

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The Newtown Farmers Market presents Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

The Newtown Farmers Market presents Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest

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The Newtown Farmers Market in Sarasota, in collaboration with our community partners, is excited to host the 3rd annual Big Mama's Collard Greens Fest on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from noon-6pm.

LocationRobert L. Taylor Community Complex, a spacious outdoor facility known for bringing families together from across the city and the state.  

General Admission: FREE (Tickets not required)

Vendors, Competing Cooks, Sponsors: Details for those interested in being a vendor, competing in the cook-off or being a sponsor can be found at http://newtownnation.com/events/bmcgf/

This is a family-friendly, no-alcohol event. Food will be available for purchase from multiple food vendors. Outside food or drinks are not allowed, but we do encourage families to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets.  

The fest is a celebration of community and culture, with influence from Cajun, Creole, Southern and Caribbean styles. The legendary "big mama" represents the best-tasting family collard greens recipes, some dating back more than 100 years. In addition, chefs from major restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties and the Tampa Bay area will showcase their collard greens and specialty foods. Entertainment will highlight local talent!  

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Permaculture Workshop with Koreen Brennan
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Permaculture Workshop with Koreen Brennan

  • Ringling College of Art and Design: Larry L. Thompson Academic Center (map)
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If you are interested in learning more about permaculture and the associated principles, attend the mini-workshop given by our keynote speaker Koreen Brennan (of Grow Permaculture). The workshop will introduce you to permaculture by reviewing the 12 principles of permaculture and other design tools you can use in your own home. Following this 3 hour workshop, join Koreen and tour a 4-year-old Permaculture Food Forest at Bay Haven School of Basics Plus. 

Cost: Suggested donation for workshop: general public $10 (online or at the door), students and Transition Sarasota members FREE; nobody turned away for lack of funds.

Pre-Registration: Optional, Here through Eventbrite.

Koreen Brennan has been teaching permaculture design in multiple locations in the U.S. and other countries for over a decade. Her areas of expertise and passion are food forestry, small farms and food security, designing for resiliency, community building, and regenerative economics. 

As a designer, her focus is on helping people create abundant edible landscapes, self-sufficient urban or rural homesteads, resilient and high-yield small farms, and successful intentional communities. She deeply appreciates the value of both beauty and utility, and so strives to meld aesthetics and practicality together to create designs that last, that work, that minimize care and expense, that produce abundantly, and are beautiful.

Find out more about Koreen Brennan, Grow Permaculture, and upcoming classes at www.growpermaculture.com.

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Eat Local Week Keynote - Koreen Brennan
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Eat Local Week Keynote - Koreen Brennan

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Learn about permaculture with keynote speaker Koreen Brennan of Grow Permaculture. Transition Sarasota’s President (a Grow Permaculture graduate) defines permaculture as “leveraging natural synergies to create abundance.” Permaculture evolved as a method of farming that produces food while working with nature to heal the earth. The principles of permaculture, however, are very broad and can be applied to many aspects of our everyday lives. The keynote presentation will give a broad overview of what permaculture is, with examples of successful projects that inspire.

Cost: Suggested donation for general public $5 (online or at the door), students and Transition Sarasota members FREE; nobody turned away for lack of funds.

Pre-Registration: Not required, but can be found Here on Eventbrite.

Koreen Brennan has been teaching permaculture design in multiple locations in the U.S. and other countries for over a decade. Her areas of expertise and passion are food forestry, small farms and food security, designing for resiliency, community building, and regenerative economics.

As a designer, her focus is on helping people create abundant edible landscapes, self-sufficient urban or rural homesteads, resilient and high-yield small farms, and successful intentional communities. She deeply appreciates the value of both beauty and utility, and so strives to meld aesthetics and practicality together to create designs that last, that work, that minimize care and expense, that produce abundantly, and are beautiful. 

Find out more about Koreen Brennan, Grow Permaculture, and upcoming classes at www.growpermaculture.com.

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