November 2022

OUTSIDE Collab 2022: A look inside residential sustainable landscapes + research plots at Sunbridge

This video focuses on sustainable landscape plantings installed at the Weslynn Park Model Homes and the Basecamp Boundary Planting Research Plots.
October 2022

The New Yard Pattern Book

Photo credit: Feldman Architecture and Ground Studio Landscape Architecture Florida’s population has been growing steadily since 1946, and the residential construction industry has become a cornerstone of our state’s economy. Over the last four decades, construction of new homes has […]
September 2022

Video Series: Landscape Maintenance Practices

This is an OUTSIDE Collaborative open source resource to help train on sustainable landscape maintenance best practices. The management and maintenance of native plants and sustainable landscapes is often significantly different than the management and maintenance of conventional landscapes. Growing […]
July 2022

Meet Our 2022 Keynote: Thomas Rainer

Highlighting our Keynote speaker, Thomas Rainer Thomas Rainer is a landscape architect, teacher and author. His comprehensive guide, co-authored with Claudia West, Planting in a Post-Wild World presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture. This planting style mimics naturally occurring […]
June 2022

Hamlin by Dix.Hite

Set amongst rolling hills, citrus groves, and pine plantations, ‘Hamlin’ citrus trees were once one of the most widely grown oranges in Central Florida. Hamlin’s land has now become a dynamic 600-acre waterfront community located in the heart of Horizon […]
April 2022

Florida Native + Resilient Plants Survey Results

In 2021, we reached out to experts and professionals to gather feedback and information on Florida native and resilient plants. Our goal with this group was to help increase the adoption of sustainable landscape practices in Florida. Download a pdf […]
March 2022

Notable Project Submission: Adams Residence in Groveland, FL

Pamela Adams converted her yard in Central Florida from a traditional homeowner lawn into a gorgeous native landscape. She shares the process she took in converting her yard and how over the past 8 years her landscape has evolved.
January 2022

Residential Native & Florida Friendly Landscapes at the Villages OUTSIDE Collab 2021

From milkweed for monarchs to bee boxes, OUTSIDE Collab shares an inside look at residential native plant landscapes at The Villages. Join Mark Russell, Leader of Sustainability at Cherrylake, and Steve Turnipseed, Senior Consultant at Making Value Flow, as they take us on a tour of the neighborhood.
December 2021

OUTSIDE 2021: Panel discussion

A panel of 4 leading developers share their perspectives on sustainable landscapes and sustainable development. They discuss the obstacles and objections regarding the implementation of sustainable landscapes, the potential benefits and values for the state, economy, and real estate industry, and the key metrics, incentives, or financial drivers which would have the greatest impact on shifting developer behavior.