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.


 

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.

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. 

 

It was a fantastic program and I really enjoyed getting to hear HONEST perspectives from all panelists, as well as the ability to ask questions through the Q&A.

I felt energized coming away from this meeting.

It was amazing seeing the research plots and the model homes. Good to see the application of the concepts so we can continue to learn from what we are doing. Looking forward to seeing these projects in 1-5 years.

The cross-disciplinary networking and information sharing were unique and a fantastic opportunity for all of us to learn from one another. Thank you for hosting an event of this nature. We need more of them to truly move the needle on sustainable
landscapes in Florida!

The Keynote opened whole new Neurons in my brain! Profound insight into aspects of design I’ve struggled with for years. Overall, the quality of information was simply excellent.

Our industry suffers from a lack of big ideas, and often, when the big ideas come, they are over complicated or impractical. The presentations all had a simplicity that underscored the strength of the ideas. Can’t say enough!

I loved hearing professionals be creative with where their industry needs to go. My favorite part was the field trips and the ability to ask questions directly to the designers and landscapers. Bravo!

I really enjoyed the fusion of disciplines! Landscaping is such a broad discipline and we need people from all the various aspects to start thinking in this way.

I thought the guest speakers had diverse background and views. I really felt as though I was on the forefront of major changes that are being discussed and should be
addressed in our state.

I really enjoyed that there were people representing all the different aspects related to this topic. It was very interesting and helped all involved to understand it
from different perspectives.

The vision and intention to be forward thinking rather than "reactive" was refreshing and the inclusiveness was commendable. I LOVE that you are pulling together everybody... growers, landscapers, landscape architects, developers and municipalities! Great job. And also that you embrace innovation.
To move forward, we must be creative with value-added new ideas.

It was a fantastic program and I really enjoyed getting to hear HONEST perspectives from all panelists, as well as the ability to ask questions through the Q&A.

I felt energized coming away from this meeting.

It was amazing seeing the research plots and the model homes. Good to see the application of the concepts so we can continue to learn from what we are doing. Looking forward to seeing these projects in 1-5 years.

The cross-disciplinary networking and information sharing were unique and a fantastic opportunity for all of us to learn from one another. Thank you for hosting an event of this nature. We need more of them to truly move the needle on sustainable landscapes in Florida!

The Keynote opened whole new Neurons in my brain! Profound insight into aspects of design I’ve struggled with for years. Overall, the quality of information was simply excellent.

Our industry suffers from a lack of big ideas, and often, when the big ideas come, they are over complicated or impractical. The presentations all had a simplicity that underscored the strength of the ideas. Can’t say enough!

I loved hearing professionals be creative with where their industry needs to go. My favorite part was the field trips and the ability to ask questions directly to the designers and landscapers. Bravo!

I really enjoyed the fusion of disciplines! Landscaping is such a broad discipline and we need people from all the various aspects to start thinking in this way.

I thought the guest speakers had diverse background and views. I really felt as though I was on the forefront of major changes that are being discussed and should be
addressed in our state.

I really enjoyed that there were people representing all the different aspects related to this topic. It was very interesting and helped all involved to understand it
from different perspectives.

The vision and intention to be forward thinking rather than "reactive" was refreshing and the inclusiveness was commendable. I LOVE that you are pulling together everybody... growers, landscapers, landscape architects, developers and municipalities! Great job. And also that you embrace innovation.
To move forward, we must be creative with value-added new ideas.

 

WHO SHOULD BE A PART?

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 Growers
Planners
Researchers
Students
Water Management Districts

 
 
 
 

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

 

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Building connections.

Taking action.