The funding comes from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support the Suncoast Gleaning Project.
Joyce Norris replaces outgoing executive director Rebecca Brey.
Events will include talks on edible gardening and labor standards in agriculture, a movie screening and a cooking challenge with two talented Sarasota chefs.
The funding comes from international vegetable seed company Enza Zaden.
The theme of this year's Transition Sarasota celebration is "Exploring Food Waste."
Brey replaces former executive director Janet Lewis.
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The week includes farm and garden tours, farm-to-fork dinners, 'reskilling' workshops, educational programs, community discussions and hands-on activities.
Including a masquerade ball, Eat Local Week and Sip the Sunshine craft beer festival.
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Boca Kitchen Bar Market is planning to open on Lemon Avenue, just south of Main Street