Florida House and Garden

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. 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.

STEM Education Programs

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.

Community Center

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.

Florida House Institute Hires New Executive Director

Florida House Institute welcomes a new Executive Director. We welcome our new Executive Director Michele Catherine Mician, MS.  Michele most recently served as the Sustainability Manager for the City of Palm Springs. Previously, Mician served as Environmental Specialist and Neighborhood Planner in the Neighborhood Development office for the City of Sarasota.

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