Our “green” demonstration house and surrounding landscape integrates scientific principles and sustainable living practices as part of the foundation of our facility in Sarasota. Hours are M-F 9 AM to 4 PM and Sat 10 AM to 1 PM. We also have AMAZING EVENTS! CLICK HERE. Learn about the latest innovations in flooring, lighting and permaculture design. We also host private events, celebrations, classes and corporate training. Check out our venue and facility rentals page to learn more. Come see our fantastic facility today! Book a tour today. AND..Don't forget to purchase your compost with us! Only $10 a bag and the best soil enhancement in town! Turn your brown thumb GREEN!
FHI’s “Home on Earth” STEM program takes energy concepts difficult to convey in the classroom and translates them to Sarasota County 5th Grade students through interactive and informative, hands-on learning stations. At FHI, we are committed to bring learning to life as students are guided through our state of the art demonstration house for a hands-on, interactive experience focusing on Energy in their daily lives. This exploration is fully aligned to numerous Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Learn more about our education programs here.
Are you looking for a place to be more involved in community planning and civic engagement? FHI supports sustainable community development across Sarasota County connecting community partners across a variety of businesses and industries. We offer expertise in many fields of sustainability including electric vehicle infrastructure, renewable energy and more. NEW! Docent Training! Click here to Register Now. Volunteer, visit or Donate TODAY! Book our facility for your next community event.
Join us as we kick off Pollinators for Clean Water Campaign with POPCORN AND POLLINATORS film showing of MORE THAN HONEY. $5 and free for 12 and under. Popcorn and sodas will be available for purchase.
Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns.
The 20,000 or so species of pollinators are key to hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of crops each year — from fruits and vegetables to coffee and chocolate. Yet 2 out of 5 species of invertebrate pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are on the path toward extinction, said the first-of-its-kind report. Pollinators with backbones, such as hummingbirds and bats, are only slightly better off, with 1 in 6 species facing extinction.