Let's shift the
FLORIDA LANDSCAPE PARADIGM
Let's shift the
FLORIDA LANDSCAPE PARADIGM
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 over 350 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.
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 live discussions, polling, and more, attendees will be able to partake in an interactive and engaging experience. The virtual event includes panels, presentations, keynote speaker Doug Tallamy, and more.
DAY 2 (limited to 150 attendees)
Workshops + Tours - In Person | 9:30AM - 4PM
Overview: Attendees will have the opportunity to experience several Central Florida Tours at Cherrylake and Victory Pointe Park along with networking opportunities during lunch and an after-hours event. Keynote speaker Doug Tallamy will be attending day 2 as well to engage in person with attendees.
- Implementing Sustainable Landscapes in Master Planned Community Developments
- Keynote by Doug Tallamy
- Residential Native Plant Landscapes at The Villages
- Industry Perspectives
- Closing Panel
- Rotating stations focused around implementation of sustainable landscapes
- Station 1: The Edge at Cherrylake
- Station 2: Native Ground Cover Turf Alternatives
- Station 3: Florida Native and Resilient Plant Survey Results
- Station 4: Review of Florida Friendly and Native landscape at employee housing project
- Lunch w/ Doug Tallamy
- Victory Pointe Park Tour
- Afterhours at Suncreek Brewery
OUTSIDE focuses on the intersection of academia, industry and government in order to shift the Florida landscape towards more sustainable landscaping. It provides a forum for collaboration, the sharing of best practices and showcasing innovative projects and trends. Through a unique, collaborative, virtual platform, we will unravel the issues, define the most relevant topics and build a strategic framework to advance sustainable landscaping in the State.
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.
Industry & Professional Associations
Local & State Government
Water Management Districts
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 1 + 2|
|AICP||3 CM||5 CM||8 CM|
|Certified Floodplain Manager||1 CEC||4 CEC||5 CEC|
|Community Association Manager DBPR*|
|Florida Bar Law*|
|Florida Environmental Health Professionals||2.5 HRS||4 HRS||6.5 HRS|
|Florida Water Star Accredited Professionals||3 CEU||6 CEU||9 CEU|
|FNGLA||3 CEU||6 CEU||9 CEU|
|Landscape Architect DBPR||3 HRS||5 HRS||8 HRS|
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.
2021 OUTSIDE COLLAB GOALS
July 15, 2021
12:00PM - 2:00PM
July 15, 2021 | 12:00PM - 2:00PM | Tampa, FL
October 21-22, 2021
Day 1 - Virtual
Day 2 - Groveland, FL
October 21-22, 2021 | Day 1 - Virtual | Day 2 - Clermont, FL
FLORIDA NATIVE + RESILIENT PLANTS SURVEY
The purpose of the OUTSIDE Collaborative is to increase the adoption of sustainable landscape practices in Florida.
This survey is one way we can work together towards this purpose. Your participation is greatly appreciated as broad-based collaboration and diversity of perspectives are essential to the process.
We are seeking notable projects which focus on sustainable landscapes, development, place-building, and/or environmental conservation.
- February 2021
- January 2021
- November 2020