Fred and Grace Whitehouse,Image courtesy Sarasota County

Couple wins prestigious state award for volunteer efforts to expand Phillippi Farmhouse Market

Fred and Grace Whitehouse, members of the Friends of Sarasota County Parks Board of Directors won the 2019 Florida Recreation and Park Association Voluntary Service Award.  They have contributed many hours of tireless volunteer work for the Sarasota County area...

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Support local and visit one of our Community Markets

Proceeds from the following Community Markets are donated back to the local community. Phillippi Farmhouse Market Phillippi Farmhouse Market is an all-volunteer market managed by a Friends of Sarasota County Parks volunteer. The market of 50+ vendors is on grass,...

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Friends of Sarasota County Parks Chapters

Friends of Sarasota County Parks Chapters. Come see, play and enjoy today! Farmers MarketsPhillippi Farmhouse MarketFacebookAtlanta Braves Farmers MarketFacebookEnglewood Farmers MarketFacebookVenice Farmers MarketFacebookMemorial AreasEnglewood Veterans MemorialNorth JettyPatriots Park Community GardensCulverhouseEnglewoodBee RidgeLaurelNokomisNorth PortParksCarlton ReserveShamrock Park and Nature CenterLemon Bay Park and...

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FOSCP awarded Volunteer Appreciation Certificate from Sarasota County

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, would like to thank you and your organization for volunteering your time in support of our parks, programs, beach and natural areas during 2019.

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September 2018 Board Meeting News

We are delighted to announce that at September's meeting the Friends of Sarasota County Parks' board voted to support five Sarasota County projects! (more…)

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FOSCP: 15 Years of Accomplishments

Updated September 26, 2017 2001 – 2002 Various groups had formed to assist county staff by performing various services in the parks.  These groups were limited in their ability to assist the County and to raise and save money, because...

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Gardening for Single Parents and Kids

I started gardening for my health several years ago. It was a solitary exercise that provided huge health benefits for me. It didn’t occur to me to ever include my children until one day they kept talking about how bored...

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A healthy dose of Mother Earth

by Ed Reinmuth, of Volunteer Sarasota County Sitting in the shade overlooking her favorite place in all of Sarasota 80-year-old Marcia Freeman patiently recounts how she got from "there" to "here" with the help of broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, beets and...

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Shade is Good has Mission Ignition

Over two years ago, The Patterson Foundation invited the Friends of Sarasota County Parks to an information session about how to enhance the financial sustainability of our organization to achieve greater social impact. Huh? Exactly … the invitation came from...

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Volunteers up close: Chuck Butterfield

Chuck Butterfield has been officially retired for going on 19 years now, but for the vast majority of that time it has been pretty hard to tell. To put it another way, on a continuum of life's golden years there...

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