Have questions about gardening? Food? Pests?

Lake Sarasota residents with questions about plantings, gardens, bug control, mulching, growing food, native species, etc. may find a useful resource in IFAS Sarasota, the local branch of the state's extension service that offers a library and consultations to residents for agricultural and gardening needs.

From their site:

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County is a partnership between Sarasota County, theUniversity of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), and theUSDA. Our mission is to translate research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to our three program areas: food systems, water and environmental resources, and youth and community resource development. Part of the national Extension system founded in 1914, we provide practical education to build a better future. View a timeline of our history.
AddressUF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County
Twin Lakes Park, Green Building
6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
Office Hours8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday


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