newtown garden

Join the Caucus as we partner with Second Chance Last Opportunity for a Spring Garden Planting in Newtown! On April 12, at 9am we will be asking volunteers to help us prepare and plant a beautiful garden! All our welcome!  You do not need gardening experience to attend.

We are also looking for donations, which can be dropped off at the event or prior at SCLO:
+cow manure
+plants or seeds of lettuce and herbs, onion, potatoes, carrots
+fruit trees

Event Location:
Second Chance Last Opportunity
1933 Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota, Fl 34234

Second Chance Last Opportunity (SCLO) is an organization in Newtown that offers life-management skills training, and all kinds of impactful social services for at-risk teens and their low income and/or homeless families. Since it's founding in 1995, the group's founder, April Glasco Jones, has been on the streets looking for, finding, and then helping people who need what she, her small staff and volunteers can offer – respect, counseling, training, and high expectations to help individuals meet their potential.

The Environmental Caucus is looking forward to partnering
with this wonderful organization to establish a garden that will enrich the community of Newtown, and demonstrate the joys and benefits of gardening for residents.

To coordinate your volunteer efforts, or with questions, please contact our event chair, Susan Stearns, at [email protected]

Who We Are

The Sarasota Environmental Caucus is  group of environmentally concerned citizens devoted to electing local and  regional Democratic candidates who are troubled about the multiple environmental issues facing Florida communities, and will work to promote sound solutions for them.

The Caucus provides a forum for  discussion of the issues between citizens and candidates. Every month there is an open general meeting where the Caucus presents knowledgeable community leaders who keep our members informed of various environmental topics of concern. In the last few months we’ve heard talks on such topics as: big sugar, phosphate mining, renewable solar energy, plastics, Ready for 100 (renewal energy), the benefits of land conservation, protection of wildlife as our communities grow and ocean acidification. At these meetings candidates often stop by to say a few words and speak with our member one-on-one. The goal of the Caucus is to educate the public, political candidates and elected officials regarding environmental issues affecting all our lives, and to support effective policies.

Chapters will identify local and regional environmental issues and candidates to endorse and promote, otherwise help elect Democratic candidates who support the goals of the caucus, raise funds, and pursue activities to educate the public on environmental issues.