UF Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program
Education Program Coordinator
Claire Lewis is the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Statewide Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Coordinator. Prior to joining the FFL team in 2013, Claire worked 12 years for private landscape architecture firms in Gainesville. Design projects included large scale commercial, institutional, and residential home sites.
Claire’s current responsibilities include educational outreach to building professionals and UF/ IFAS Extension Agents across the state to educate Floridians about sustainable landscape practices and encourage builders, developers, and HOAs to implement the Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles in their communities to preserve and protect Florida’s water and natural resources.
Masters degree in Landscape Architecture, University of Florida.
This course reviews how Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ affects communities, how the FFL Program has worked with communities across the state to help them reduce their consumption of water, fertilizer and pesticide, and homeowner associations and strategies that homeowners and HOA board members can use when working together to install a Florida-Friendly landscape. CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs) […]
Florida is building more new homes than any other state, placing increased demands on our natural resources. Homeowners pay a premium for proximity to clean water and wildlife and preservation areas. In this class, we’ll discuss the importance of low impact design and landscape installation practices that reduce the impact on Florida’s water and natural […]