Florida's environment and climate present unique challenges for creating and maintaining landscapes. So, we offer research-based assistance, information, and advice. Whether you are developing a vegetable garden, choosing landscape plants, seeking information about lawn care, or looking for the latest professional training, our resources can help you.
Learn more about how Extension helps Sarasota County residents and industry professionals alike achieve bountiful gardens and beautiful landscapes that meld seamlessly with natural Florida, through the following programs:
Builds communities around food, improving access to healthy produce for residents and students while raising agricultural awareness
Provides continuing education to landscaping, turf, and other horticulture professionals on current techniques and best management practices for irrigation, chemical applications, and other maintenance needs.
Provides education and training for homeowners and professionals to create and manage appealing, Florida-Friendly landscapes that reduce the need for and costs of irrigation, chemical applications, and other maintenance that might harm the ecosystem.