Friends of Sarasota County Parks Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote, enhance and maintain community support for Sarasota County parks and public recreational lands through activities, fund raising, and volunteer efforts.

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The Friends of Sarasota County Parks

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    Aloha Phillippi Farmhouse Market till October

     Phillippi Farmhouse Market has successfully concluded its 6th season. The seasonal market will re-open WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7. Phillippi Farmhouse Market is a seasonal market, following southwest Florida’s growing season from October through April. Plans are already in progress to add new vendors next October, to …

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    May Nature Events

    A monthly e-newsletter sharing our nature news and events Birding Diversity at the Carlton Reserve   Calling all birding enthusiasts! Be tantalized and wowed by the vast array of bird species and nature found at the beautiful Carlton Reserve. Join local birder, Charlie Sample, as he leads …

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    Focus Group to Keep Sarasota Beautiful

    Dear Volunteers: The following information is being shared on behalf of Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department. Sarasota County is developing a Master Plan to guide how we will provide parks, facilities and services and we would like your input.   We are looking …

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    Changes Under Way: April Friends Newsletter

    The Friends of Sarasota County Parks is growing, and some of its fundraising methods are expanding as well. Read on to find out more! April 2015 A special Tax Day GREETING from the Friends Funding: Old and New Meet Russ That’s Russ Johnson, Secretary of The …

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    Culverhouse Chemistry: An organic garden at work

    The multi-faceted Culverhouse Community Garden has developed a new composting process, and it’s producing what the gardeners say is superior soil for organic gardening. The process specifically involves a series of bins and some chemistry, but there’s another chemistry as well — that of a …

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    The Benderson Events and Training Schedule for 2015

    A lot is happening at Nathan Benderson Park: The Pentathlon, Viking Boats, Triathlon, American Youth Cup, FIRA Rowing Regatta and much more!  

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Volunteer Opportunities

Watch this area for specific ways to help our parks. Have a few hours to give?