Let's shift the

FLORIDA LANDSCAPE PARADIGM


TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE A BETTER FUTURE


and demonstrate how research, policy, culture and industry can collaborate to position landscapes as a vital solution to the sustainability of Florida’s natural resources.


 
Let's shift the

FLORIDA LANDSCAPE PARADIGM


TOGETHER WE CAN CREATE A BETTER FUTURE


and demonstrate how research, policy, culture and industry can collaborate to position landscapes as a vital solution to the sustainability of florida’s natural resources.


 

OUTSIDE: Sustainable Landscape Collaborative 2021

A hybrid 2-day experience

October 21 - 22, 2021

Increasing the adoption of sustainable landscape practices will help create a more vibrant, healthy, and sustainable future for all Floridians. Rapid population growth, water responsibility issues, land conservation challenges, sea-level rise, coastal community resilience, biodiversity loss, and climate change are a few examples of the challenges facing the Florida landscape. These vital issues in Florida require us to take action and change certain landscaping behaviors and patterns, so we can contribute to the solutions needed in the future.

Last year, we held our first OUTSIDE Collab event. With an attendance of 400+ people, the virtual event was a success, providing the first step toward collaborating on a large scale and sharing the message of OUTSIDE to Floridians across the state.

The way we achieve our purpose for OUTSIDE is going to be determined by all of us. By coming together and working collaboratively, we can look for specific actions and solutions which we can apply toward achieving our purpose. We invite you to join us at OUTSIDE 2021 this fall, where we will shift the Florida landscape paradigm together.

 

DAY 1: OCT 21ST

Sharing Perspectives - Virtual | 1 - 4PM

Overview: OUTSIDE 2021 will kick off with a virtual half day event and will be accessible via your web browser and/or mobile device. With a live keynote and panel discussions, attendees will be able to partake in an interactive and engaging experience. The virtual event includes panels, presentations, and keynote speaker Doug Tallamy.

DAY 2: OCT 22nd (limited registration)

Workshops + Tours - In Person | 9:30AM - 4PM

Overview: Attendees will have the opportunity to experience two different native and Florida friendly plantings at Cherrylake, one of the largest ornamental tree farms in the United States. After lunch, attendees will tour Victory Pointe Park in Downtown Clermont and end the day at Suncreek Brewery. Doug Tallamy will be attending day 2 as well to engage in person with attendees. Lunch and two drink tickets are included in registration.

Developer Panel: Change the landscape paradigm in Master Planned Communities to move toward Florida-friendly and native plant use and practices.
Speakers: Brian Canin, Canin Associates, Inc.; Ernie Cox, Family Lands Remembered, LLC; Tim Jackson, Weyerhaeuser Company; Matt Call, Starkey Ranch

Implementation Panel: The process for delivering a successful project, from the WHY to ideation to long term maintenance, and describing the critical path.
Speakers: Chris Hite, Dix Hite; Richard Levey, Tavistock Development; David Ressler, Cherrylake; Patrick Bohlen, University of Central Florida

Keynote by Doug Tallamy, famed entomologist and author of "Nature's Best Hope"

Rotating stations focused around implementation of sustainable landscapes.
  • Station 1: The Edge at Cherrylake, Natural Design
  • Speakers: Mark Russell, Cherrylake; Michelle Sharkey, Cherrylake; Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware

  • Station 2: The Edge at Cherrylake, Formal Design
  • Speakers: Karina Veaudry, NFC Landscape Architects; Marc Godts, Green Isle Gardens; James Dyer, Cherrylake

  • Station 3: Florida Friendly, Native and Resilient Plant Survey Results
  • Speakers: Timothee Sallin, Cherrylake; Patrick Bohlen, University of Central Florida

    Lunch

    Victory Pointe Park Tour This walking tour will showcase an innovative $9.5M green infrastructure and redevelopment project in the heart of Clermont’s downtown waterfront. The centerpiece of the 10-acre site is a new storm water pond and a filter marsh to clean runoff before it flows into Lake Minneola.
    Speakers: Donald Wishart, GAI Consultants; Luis Perez Jr., Cherrylake; Jim Maiworm, City of Clermont

    Afterhours at Suncreek Brewery

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    MEET OUR

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    DOUG TALLAMY

    Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 104 research publications and has taught insect-related courses for over 40 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book, Bringing Nature Home, was published by Timber Press in 2007 and was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014; Nature's Best Hope, a New York Times Best Seller, was released in February 2020, and his latest book The Nature of Oaks was released by Timber Press in March 2021. Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence, the 2018 AHS B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, and the 2019 Cynthia Westcott Scientific Writing Award.

     
     
     

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    Stakeholders and influencers who are passionate about building a sustainable future for Florida, believe in the power of collaboration, and want to learn about the latest trends around landscaping, development, place-building, and environmental conservation.

     
     

    Developers
    Environmental Engineers
    Environmental and Ecological Consultants
    Home Builders
    Industry & Professional Associations
    Landscape Architects
    Landscape Companies

    Local & State Government
    Nursery Men/Women
    Planners
    Researchers
    Water Management Districts

     
     
     
     

    CONTINUING EDUCATION

    To be guaranteed to receive CEU's, you must register by Oct. 14th

    Day 1Day 2Day 1 + 2
    AICP3 CM5 CM8 CM
    Certified Floodplain Manager1 CEC4 CEC5 CEC
    Community Association Manager DBPR3 HRS3 HRS6 HRS
    Florida Bar Law3.5 CLE6 CLE9.5 CLE
    Florida Environmental Health Professionals2.5 HRS4 HRS6.5 HRS
    Florida Water Star Accredited Professionals3 CEU6 CEU9 CEU
    FNGLA3 CEU6 CEU9 CEU
    Irrigation Association2 IA CEU2 IA CEU4 IA CEU
    ISA3 CEU5 CEU8 CEU
    Landscape Architect DBPR3 HRS5 HRS8 HRS
     
     
     
     
     
     

    2021 OUTSIDE COLLAB GOALS

     
     
    1. Promote A Statewide Collaboration Around Sustainable Landscape Practices

    2. Increase Nursery Supply and Market Demand of Florida Native And Florida Resilient Plants

    3. Grow Industry Competencies In Sustainable Landscape Maintenance

    4. Support Local Governments To Evaluate Landscape Codes For Effectiveness

    5. Collaborate With State Agencies To Encourage Green Infrastructure Projects

    6. Quantify Economic Impacts And Ecosystem Services

    7. Partner With Development Community To Implement Sustainable Landscapes Holistically

    8. Partner With Existing Developments (HOA’s) To Retrofit Sustainable Landscapes Holistically

    9. Develop A Holistic Sustainable Approach To The Landscape Transect From Design To Implementation To Maintenance.

    10. Educate Communities To Expand Perceptions Of What Landscapes Can Provide
     
    NOTABLE PROJECT

    SUBMISSIONS

    We are seeking notable projects which focus on sustainable landscapes, development, place-building, and/or environmental conservation.

    Please submit your notable project via our online form here.

    SPONSORS

    Dix.Hite + Partners
    Dix.Hite + Partners
    Dix.Hite + Partners
    Dix.Hite + Partners
    Agri-starts
    Family Lands Remembered
    Enviro-Pro Tree Farm
    EcoGenesis
    University of Central Florida
    Reliable Peat
    Canin Associates
    Florida Wildflower Foundation
    Florida Wildflower Foundation
    Pro Landscaper USA - South
    Life Soils
    PlantANT
    Rain Bird
    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship packages or you can reach out to us at connect@outsidecollab.com.

    CONNECT

    Join the conversation in our LinkedIn Group.

    If you have any questions, please contact connect@outsidecollab.com.
     
     
     

    Sharing perspectives.

    Building connections.

    Taking action.