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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.
July 2021

OUTSIDE 2021 Tour Series: University of North Florida

The pristine biodiversity of the University of North Florida’s (UNF) outer natural areas, together with the positive development of the more designed inner campus gardens, benefit all: students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Because of UNF, the environment is also benefiting through the conservation of natural systems and by the educational aspect of the inner campus built gardens.
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.