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Environmental Horticulture

Master Gardener Volunteers

Our Master Gardener Volunteers 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!

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!

Need to Take a Pesticide Exam?

Please see our quick guide on How to Obtain a Voucher for Pesticide Exam from FDACS!

Please schedule your exam with our office at (305) 292-4501 or at We will request your voucher number when show up for the exam. 

To get your exam results, please go to this DACS website.

Please keep in mind, results are usually posted 2-weeks after an exam is submitted.


Maria Quirico Environmental Horticulture Agent 305-453-8747

Physical Address 88800 Overseas Hwy., 2nd floor Suite 6 Plantation Key, FL 33070

Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm