Extension & Outreach


The Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology has several Extension programs to help you, all backed by research from the University of Florida.

Plant ID Online Resource for 4-H and Master Gardeners

CLCE Involved Faculty:  PI - Sydney Park Brown, Co-PI - Tom Wichman, and CLCE Information Office
Funded by an IFAS Extension Enhancement Grant
The Plant Identification Learning Module is an online tool for learning about plants. Created with Florida 4-H youth and Master Gardeners preparing for state contests in mind, it's useful to plant enthusiasts as well. Images and information on 200 vegetables, fruits, flowers and landscape plants are included, and there's a self-test option to judge your progress.

Straughn Extension Professional Development Center Demonstration Gardens

CLCE Involved Faculty: Gail Hansen, Erin Alvarez, and CLCE Information Office.
The Straughn Extension Professional Development Center landscape plan was designed as a demonstration area for Florida-Friendly Landscaping™(FFL). The goal of the FFL program is to educate Floridians on the protection and conservation of water resources through landscape design and maintenance practices. The Straughn Center landscape will provide a showcase for FFL on the UF campus and opportunities for the general public, students, and IFAS faculty and staff from across the state to learn the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™.

Your Florida Lawn

Drawn from University of Florida research, "Your Florida Lawn" is the latest lawn-care information to guide homeowners through all the steps needed to achieve that healthy, beautiful, Florida-friendly lawn.

Watch as Dr. Laurie Trenholm, Center faculty, associate professor, and urban turfgrass specialist, walks you through the basics of creating a beautiful, Florida-Friendly lawn with her video series, Your Florida Lawn.