Sarasota County Extension classes, workshops: From Roots to Shoots: How We Use the Plants Around Us, School Gardens 102, Wicked Weeds

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Sarasota County Extension classes, workshops

SARASOTA COUNTY – Does the sweltering summer weather have you staying indoors?

Free classes from Sarasota County University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension are a great way to stay cool and learn something new this summer. From learning about canning the season’s freshest produce, saving money, brushing up on gardening skills or protecting family from hurricanes – there’s a class for everyone. Classes are offered at locations throughout Sarasota County and most are free.

Upcoming classes include:

From Roots to Shoots: How We Use the Plants Around Us

Come to this Walk and Talk to learn about the many uses of Florida native plant species. This class will cover the historical uses of many of the common native plants.

Saturday, July 26, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Sarasota County Extension of UF/IFAS

Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota

School Gardens 102

This 2-day workshop will cover resources, curriculum, irrigation, pest management, composting basics, and more! Teachers will be awarded 13 CEU’s with certificates of attendance.

Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29, 9 a.m. – noon

Sarasota County Extension of UF/IFAS

Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota

Wicked Weeds

Learn about the most common weeds in Florida yards, invasive plant species and the best ways to maintain landscape to control those wicked weeds.

Wednesday, July 30, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Elsie Quirk Library

100 West Dearborn St., Englewood

 

Class size is limited, and advanced registration is required. For specific class information or to register, visit sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu or call 941-861-5000.

Sarasota County UF/IFAS Extension is a partnership between Sarasota County and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences that translates research into community initiatives, classes, and volunteer opportunities related to food systems, water and environmental resources, and youth and community resource development. Part of the nation’s 100 year old Extension system, we provide practical education to build a better future.

 

    

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