June 2021

Biodiversity as a Guidepost for Outdoor Development

When thinking about what we need to do to address the global biodiversity crisis, chances are the urban landscape is not the first thing that comes to mind. The best way to slowdown species loss is to protect natural areas. In fact, all the bold, ambitious plans to address biodiversity loss propose setting aside and managing large tracts of natural land where species can continue to thrive.
May 2021

OUTSIDE 2021 Tour Series: Residential Native Plant Landscapes Inside a Managed Community Tour

On May 21st, 2021, OUTSIDE Collab hosted a tour at The Villages, located in Central Florida, showcasing Residential Native Plant Landscapes Inside a Managed Community. This self-guided tour allowed attendees to experience tangible examples of native plants and sustainable landscapes that could be replicated across the State, as well as the opportunity to ask questions from experts in the industry.
April 2021

OUTSIDE 2021 Tour Series: The Florida Scrub-Jay Trail and Native Nurseries Tour

On April 16th, 2021, OUTSIDE Collab hosted its first Spring Tour at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, Enviro-Pro Tree Farm, and Green Isle Gardens in Groveland, FL. The tour focused heavily on native plant ecology, exploring the interplay between native plants and wildlife, as well as the link between habitat restoration and native nursery production.
March 2021

Notable Project Submission: Columbus Drive Sustainable Streetscape, Self-Watering Tree Wells

While attending an ISA Arborist seminar – I heard the words often: “If you can manage the water, you can manage the trees.” That overriding arc of thought became the basis for this urban design, sustainable streetscape concept.
February 2021

Spring 2021 OUTSIDE Webinar + Tours

We are happy to share OUTSIDE has a number of exciting events planned for 2021 including webinars and tours. More information regarding our upcoming events can be found below. Space is limited, so register now.
January 2021

2021 OUTSIDE Collab Goals

The massively transformative purpose of OUTSIDE is to shift the landscape paradigm in Florida. We need to increase the adoption of sustainable landscape practices to help create a more vibrant, healthy, and sustainable future for all Floridians. Rapid population growth, […]
December 2020

Notable Project Submission: Town of Tioga 8th Ave Expansion

The scope of the work for the ‘Town of Tioga’ 8th Ave Extension project entailed designing a landscape based on the Florida Friendly Landscape principles. The project also required an irrigation system based on the Florida Waterstar design criteria. This would be located along a one-mile section of a county road, bisecting the existing Town of Tioga to the north and new phases of the development to the south.
November 2020

Notable Project Submission: Overyonder Cay

The 72-acre island, known as Overyonder Cay, has been tastefully transformed into a dramatic showplace for stunning architectural design and cutting edge, green energy technology. The landscape design approach complies with the environmental report prepared, in conjunction with a harmonious design of natural hard and soft scapes throughout the island.
October 2020

Notable Project Submission: Collins Canal Park

The Collins Canal Park renovation has brought to life one of Miami Beach’s most underutilized public sites by connecting the city’s rich cultural history with environmental resilience. Collins Park is a linear park sandwiched between the Miami Beach Convention Center and the historic Collins Canal. This passive park connects the residential neighborhoods surrounding the City Center to the city’s arts and cultural institutions including Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Bass Art Museum, Miami Beach Ballet, the New World Symphony campus, Holocaust Memorial, Fillmore Theater, and Lincoln Road.