University of Florida

9th Annual Plant Sale + EdFest

This family-friendly fall gardening event features research based, sustainable gardening education, landscape problem diagnosis, and thousands of plants for sale. You can also learn about topics from composting to topiaries with presentations, displays and workshops by UF/IFAS Extension faculty and volunteers.

**FREE UF/IFAS Reusable Tote for the first 200 People**

Get your Florida Friendly Landscaping passport stamped nine times throughout the festival, and receive a prize at the Welcome Table!

Plants | Demonstrations | Music | Food | Fun


October 12, 2013


8 a.m.-1 p.m.

NEW Location

UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

Twin Lakes Park

6700 Clark Road, Sarasota 34241

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In the event of severe weather, the sale will be held on Oct. 13. 


Kid's Activties

Time Topic
9 - 9:30 a.m. Radish Necklaces
10 - 10:30 a.m. Build a Fairy Garden
11 - 11:30 a.m. Veggie Faces
noon - 12:30 p.m. Masterpiece Mud Painting


Informative and engaging 20 minute talks by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County faculty and staff.

Time Topic Presenter
8 a.m. Three Ways to Change Your World Aubrey Phillips
8:30 a.m. Can It! Dr. Maria Rometo
9 a.m. Pollinators & Beneficials Dr. Robert Kluson
9:30 a.m. Small-Space Gardening Erin Alvarez
10 a.m. Victory Gardening Stacy Spriggs
10:30 a.m. Three Ways to Change Your World Aubrey Phillips
11 a.m. Go Wild in Your Yard Dr. Robert Kluson
11:30 a.m. Guerrilla Gardening Erin Alvarez
Noon Fall Topiaries Marcia Morris

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