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Environmental Horticulture

Who We Are

Master Gardeners

Our Master Gardeners assist the public with plant and insect questions at Plant Clinics in three locations in the Florida Keys every month, and volunteer their time at local nurseries, garden clubs and events around the Keys. Come be part of this great group of green-thumbs!

How to Become a Master Gardener

Read through the South Florida Master Gardener Handbook

Forms for Master Gardeners

VMS Log-In for Master Gardeners


Florida Friendly Landscaping

The Florida Friendly Landscaping (FFL) program teaches residents how to create and maintain attractive and low-maintenance landscapes. Nearshore water quality is improved by minimizing fertilizer and pesticides that go into stormwater runoff. FFL principles protect the Florida Keys' natural environment and save time and money.  


Best Management Practices

Homeowners and commercial landscape/nursery businesses are provided assistance with landscaping in the Keys by Best Management Practices for planting natives using slow release fertilizers and practicing integrated pest management. 


UF/IFAS's Electronic Data Information Source

University of Florida Publications are available on our Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) webpage, which cover a wide variety of your plant and insect questions! Other topics covered by EDIS publications include Agriculture, Community Development, Environment, Families and Consumers, and 4-H Youth Development!

Contact Us!

Michelle Leonard-Mularz

Michelle Leonard-Mularz
Environmental Horticulture Agent
Monroe County
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email: mleonard@ufl.edu or
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Phone: 305-292-4504
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Physical Address: 
1100 Simonton Street, Suite 2-260
Key West, FL 33040

Plant Clinics

Bring your bug and insect questions to our Plant Clinics, held at three different locations every month (excluding holidays) from 9 AM to Noon!            
   
Key West Plant Clinics are held at the Gato Building (1100 Simonton Street, Suite 2-260) on the first and third Monday of every month.                 
   
Marathon Plant Clinics are held at the Marathon Home Depot (4555 Overseas Highway) on the third Saturday of every month.                               
   
Key Largo Plant Clinics are held at the Murray Nelson Building (102050 Overseas Highway) on the first and third Wednesday of every month.   
     
Click here to see a list of upcoming Plant Clinics and other Extension events in the Florida Keys!