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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Marcy Freeman

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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It’s June!

  A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Demonstration Garden Tour at Shamrock Park Join the master gardener volunteers as they provide free demonstration garden tours and advice on Florida gardening. Meet at the central Demonstration Garden near the...

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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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Strolling into May: Springtime Fun in Sarasota’s Parks

  A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Update: The May 26th stroll at Shamrock Park has been cancelled. Take a Woodland Stroll on the Pocono Join Sarasota County Environmental Specialist, Jeff Weber, as he leads you on a...

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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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Markets, fish derby, Celery Fields: April

Phillippi Farmhouse Market - 8th Season! Sponsor: Friends of Sarasota County Parks (FOSCP)   It's back! Enjoy local fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants for sale as well as local foods and artisan crafts. Experience live music and free parking. Plenty of volunteers...

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March into our Parks

Birds, bugs, full moon walks, nature strolls, things for kids of every age to do in our diverse and wonderful parks this month.   A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events. Phillippi Farmhouse Market - 8th Season! Sponsor: Friends...

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A bounty of greens

Phillippi Farmhouse Market News Greetings! Market vendors and FRIENDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY PARKS are looking forward to a great market season in 2017. Winter is the prime growing season in southwest Florida and farmers expect this year to yield a...

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FOSCP recognized for support of parks, recreation, health, public lands

The Friends of Sarasota County Parks received a Certificate of Recognition for its decade and more of support for our public parks, recreational facilities, and public lands. The award, presented Feb. 7, 2017, at a public meeting of the Sarasota...

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