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.
November 2021

OUTSIDE Collab 2021: Doug Tallamy Keynote

Doug 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. Doug has authored numerous books including the New York Times Best Seller, Nature’s Best Hope.
October 2021

VIDEO: The Edge at Cherrylake

What if we could change the traditional landscape by creating beautiful landscapes that require minimal water and maintenance, as well as increasing the biodiversity in the area? Cherrylake’s goal is to provide a solution to that question. For their current project, The Edge, Cherrylake is partnering with OUTSIDE Collab to gain support and knowledge from universities, legislative leaders, home gardeners, and Florida native and Florida friendly plant specialists to create an edge along the perimeter of their farm.
September 2021

Stewarding Preserved Natural and Mitigation Lands Within Developed Areas

While in the midst of another development boom, now is a good time to think proactively about long-term stewardship of common areas preserved to meet current local, state, and federal stormwater, land development, and environmental regulations.