SARASOTA COUNTY – Don’t miss the 15th Annual Master Gardener Volunteers Plant Sale and EdFest on Oct. 9, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get great plants and advice for your landscape and to learn about the array of UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County services
The event, co-hosted by Extension staff and Master Gardener Volunteers, runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.
|This year, for COVID-related health and safety reasons, guests are asked to register for a half-hour shopping window via eventbrite.com/e/170028137737. At the event, visitors can choose from among hundreds of shrubs, trees, palms, annuals, herbs and other plant varieties identified as “Florida-friendly” by the University of Florida, and get gardening and landscaping advice from Extension-trained Master Gardener Volunteers. The EdFest will showcase public programs and services offered through Extension, from agricultural advice to youth development. “Our Master Gardener Volunteers spend thousands of hours each year preparing for the plant sale, growing Florida-friendly plants that residents can use to create a beautiful and eco-friendly landscape,” said Donna Alese Cooke, residential horticulture agent with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. “Their goal is to help Sarasota County residents become environmentally aware and to provide solutions and best practices for homeowner yards and landscapes.” Admission is free, with plant purchases available by cash or check. Proceeds from sales benefit Sarasota County Master Gardener Volunteer program efforts to support school gardens and community projects.|
Register now to save your spot for this once-a-year plant sale.
The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer program is led by the University of Florida and operated through county-level UF/IFAS Extension offices. In Sarasota County, the program supports demonstration landscapes and educational outreach projects, and operates the popular Plant Clinic help desks.
For more information, call 941-861-5000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu/plantsale.
|UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County partners county, state and federal resources to deliver research-based information and programs across six core areas: sustainable agriculture; gardening and landscaping; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; sustainability; and youth development. Learn more at http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota, or call 941-861-5000 or email email@example.com.|