Thanks to the many generous donors listed below, those attending our Year-End Extravaganza tonight will have an excellent opportunity to pick up some fun last-minute holiday gifts. Raffle tickets for our "Chinese auction" will be available to purchase at the door for just $1 per ticket, $10 for a dozen, or $20 for 30! All proceeds will go to support Transition Sarasota.
AgriStarts Fig Trees
Donated by Slow Food Greater Sarasota
Fig trees from AgriStarts nursery in Apopka, Florida, cultivated at Center Montessori Schoolin Bradenton. Donated by Slow Food Greater Sarasota’s Edible School Gardens Committee. Each winner will receive one fig tree.
Autographed Copy of The Rucksack Letters
Donated by InkenSoul
In 2001, leaving behind the life that he knew, local renaissance man Steve McAllister followed the footsteps of Jack Kerouac down the road less traveled. The Rucksack Letters is his journey toward self-discovery. At a time when the world is seeking a new path, The Rucksack Letters is a pivotal first step.
Autographed Copy of This Spaceship Earth
Donated by Ringling College of Art & Design
Get your hands on one of the first copies of this forthcoming book by Tim Rumage, Chair of Environmental Studies at Ringling College of Art & Design, and renowned local futurist, David Houle. This Spaceship Earth explores the change of consciousness needed in order to rise to the unprecedented challenge of climate change. It will be delivered to you as soon as it becomes available in early 2016.
Donated by J. Ward Pallotta (Non-GMO) Tax Service
Cinnamon-orange bread, maple syrup, fair-trade coffee, and cocoa - perfect for sharing with family and friends on Florida's cool winter mornings.
Frumple Gift Pack
Donated by The Frumple Factory
Locally-made clay-bead necklace and inspirational book, A Frumple's Guide to Life, from Suncoast Gleaning Project volunteer Paula Knudsen
Green Garden Gift Basket
Narcissus bulbs, a banana plant, eggplant and papaya from the Florida House garden, and assorted jams made by Green Garden Chef Camille Van Sant.
Mote Aquaculture VIP Tour
Donated by Mote Marine Aquaculture Program
A behind-the-scenes look for you and up to five of your closest friends at the cutting-edge technology employed at Mote's Aquaculture Research Park in eastern Sarasota County. This 90-minute tour can be scheduled anytime between 10am and 5pm during the work-week.
North Florida Chestnuts
Donated by the Suncoast Food Alliance
Five pounds of raw Dunstan chestnuts from Chestnut Hill Tree Farm in Alachua, Florida. Just cut an "X" through the shell of each nut and place them in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until they can be pierced easily with a fork.
Pure Florida Honey Gift Basket
Donated by Bradenton Farmers' Market
From Bradenton Farmers' Market vendor Pure Florida Honey, this gift basket comes with a cranberry-scented soy candle, local raw honey, all-natural handcrafted peppermint holiday soap, a 100% beeswax tea light, bee lip balm, and honey sticks.
Ready-Made Bucket Garden
Donated by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
A garden for those without the time, ability, or inclination to grow "in-ground." Just set these three make-shift earthboxes on your patio, lanai, or balcony, add water every few days, and watch them grow! Plant starts from Jessica's Organic Farm; buckets from Whole Foods Market; earthworm castings from Orange Blossom Community Garden.
Ringling Museum Passes
Donated by Peace Education & Action Center
Two "Ringling for a Day" member passes to use anytime between now and New Year's Eve. View the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art's permanent collection, circus museum, and current visiting exhibition: "Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China."
Rosigold Mango Tree
A delicious, early-season mango. The tree itself is hardy, compact, semi-dwarf, and comes in a three-gallon pot. Plant it in March on a mound a few inches higher than surrounding ground. Keep it moist until the summer rains come, but try not to overwater it. This grafted tree will try to fruit while still too small, so strip off its fruit for the first two years to enable it to grow normally.
Sarasota Sailor Circus Tickets
Donated by Transition Sarasota
Tickets for one adult and one child to attend one of the Sarasota Sailor Circus' holiday performances. Shows are at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, December 26th, Monday, December 28th, and Tuesday, December 29th. Also: 2pm on Sunday, December 27th.
Donated by Peace Education & Action Center
One free massage from Traditional Therapeutic Massage of Sarasota. More info available at www.traditionaltherapeuticmassage.com.
Turtle-Safe LED Light Bulbs
Donated by USGBC Myakka River Branch
Florida Wildlife Commission-certified sea turtle safe lamps for use in coastal homes and facilities. Amber-colored LEDs use just three watts of power, but supply 35 watts of light! They also make a great "yellow bug light" for porches and patio areas. Valued at $22 each, the holder of the first ticket picked will receive three light bulbs; runner-up gets two.