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New Sarasota County Neighborhood Best Practices program provides tools to build healthy communities

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Developed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County experts, the free, online Neighborhood Best Practices series offers multiple self-help modules that address frequently asked questions and common misconceptions about managing common-area resources.

“Launching the Neighborhood Best Practices online program marks a significant step forward in our community's access to education, offering resources and expertise to foster sustainable practices to enrich our neighborhoods,” said Ashley Ellis, Sarasota County Extension residential horticulture agent.

Balancing resource management for community benefit and environmental protection—along with keeping costs in check—can be challenging for neighborhoods due to various factors, such as limited technical knowledge, differing opinions on strategies, changes in board leadership and even navigating regulations.

The Neighborhood Best Practices educational series provides a valuable resource to help homeowners associations and residents alike work toward that balance.