Friends For Extension Foundation ...

Programs for Local Residents
Provided by Your University of Florida
Charlotte County Extension Service
Serving Our Community Since 1935


"Friends" was developed as a non-profit organization whose mission is to obtain funding to provide teaching tools and materials that enhance and streamline programming efforts within the Extension Service. Fundraising generally results from class fees, program fees, and donations as-well-as larger efforts such as Master Gardener Training, Rain Barrel sales and Plant Sales. Items such as light refreshments, handouts, instructor lunches and traveling expenses, door prizes, teaching tools, and other similar materials are examples of typical purchases. Time and time again, we don't know what we would do without this supplemental fundraising engine! Most other County Extension Services have similar Foundations. "Friends" is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c) (3) organization and presently, Master Gardeners, Bob Sieveking and Suzanne Sieveking serve as President and Treasurer, respectively, and Jane Schurr Secretary, their efforts and diligence are greatly appreciated.

Charlotte County Extension Service
Through the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service you will learn what researchers have discovered about the things that matter to you most:  The families you care for; The gardens you grow; The communities you build; The environment you cherish; and The agricultural commodities that feed us all.

As extension educators, the Cooperative Extension Service delivers learning opportunities from the largest informal educational organization in the world. Our workshops, classes, publications, videos, and in-person consultations link you directly to Florida’s land-grant university, the University of Florida, as-well-as to other land-grant institutions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and more than three million volunteers nationwide.

With offices in 67 counties in our state and with Research and Extension Centers at 21 research centers throughout the state, our local Extension Service shares with you knowledge that is grounded in science pertinent to our area.