The OUTSIDE Sustainable Landscape Collaborative emerged organically as a gathering of like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds who shared a common vision: to create a sustainable future for Florida's landscapes.
During OUTSIDE Collab 2023, a gathering dedicated to sustainable landscapes and environmental transformation, we will welcome Dan Egan as our keynote speaker. Egan, an accomplished environmental journalist and New York Times best-selling author, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the event.
Healthy soils are essential to plant health and water conservation. Here Darren from LifeSoils explains and demonstrates how compost helps to increase water holding capacity of the soil and promote healthy and sustainable plantings.
In January of 2021, Cherrylake embarked on a new endeavor, The Edge, which aimed to design and implement a Florida native landscape trial. To bring this project to fruition, we partnered with universities, landscape architects, researchers, native nurseries, and Florida […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]