Debra Yates & Ben Burle in an upscale landscape featuring native plants

Debra Yates and Benjamin Burle bring native plants into upscale South Florida landscapes The 1945 historic cottage is home to the award-winning design practice and painting studio of Debra Yates and Benjamin Burle, a mother-son duo who are leaders in designing sophisticated, stylish and sustainable landscapes with a focus on native plants. Their O street…

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The Covid pandemic brought in-person education events to a halt in 2020. Our Florida industry partner, FANN, had been delivering all of their continuing education for green industry professionals in person. FANN had long wanted to develop online education but lacked the capacity to do it. Together, we developed an approach for moving existing continuing…

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An important part of our mission is reaching the next generation of native plant growers and landscape professionals and the clients they will serve. To create more demand for native plants and native plant professionals, and to inspire young people to consider careers and business ventures with native plants, we’ve launched our Native Plant Journalism…

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Landscape architects design community parks and playgrounds, public gardens, institutional campuses, golf courses, shopping centers, roadsides and streetscapes, common areas in residential developments, resorts, theme parks, residential landscapes and all sorts of special function landscapes (e.g., stormwater ponds). They also get involved in restoration and land use planning. Bottomline — landscape architects have a big…

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