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
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.
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.
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!