RESOURCES

To aid you with plant diagnostics:
http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/paret/u-scout/Lab_Profile.html

http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu/

http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu/Agricultural_IPM/Grower's_IPM_Guide_for_Florida_Tomato_and_Pepper_Production.html

http://ddis.ifas.ufl.edu/

EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator is Now Available to the Public, – it’s a desk top program that allows you to calculate the amount of rainwater & frequency of runoff based on soil, land use & historic rainfall events: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/wswrd/wq/models/swc/


ECHO
University of Florida IFAS Fruit & Nut Index
University of Florida IFAS Vegetable Gardening



TropicalBamboo.com
(Loxahatchee, FL)
A five acre nursery of tropical, clumping only bamboo plants.

FloridaBamboo.com
(12 miles north of Gainesville, FL)
Craig Hepworth.

BambooMan.net
Gary Rich, Pinecrest (Miami), FL

Bamboo.ws
(New Smyrna Beach, FL)

Bamboo Sourcery
(Sebastopol, CA)
Incredible selection of 300 species!. A family owned farm, not in Florida,
but well worth ordering from via mail-order.



Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida
In 1993, a group of eight Naples residents founded the Garden with nothing more than the dream of creating a world-class botanical garden. In 2000, a gift from the Kapnick Family enabled the purchase of an extraordinary 170-acre site with seven different habitats just south of Old Naples. An existing strip mall and parking lot were transformed into a garden experience for the community.

Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida
Acres of gorgeous gardens, including an extensive palm collection, vine pergola, and garden/book shop.
There are Tram tours available and an annual Ramble/plant sale every November.

Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead, Florida
"The only garden of its kind in the United States...
Savor tropical and exotic fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and nuts from
around the world."

Mounts Botanical Garden, Florida
Botanical gardens which host a variety of plant sales & workshops.




EarthSave, Coral Gables, Florida
Monthly vegan potlucks & lectures.

Sierra Club: Miami Chapter, Coral Gables, Florida
Monthly meetings & lectures plus many outsoor activities.
Strong local environmental activism.

Save the Manatee Club, Florida
Information on how to help save this gentle giant from possible extinction. Founded by Sen. Graham & Jimmy Buffet.

Caribbean Conservation Corporation
Website to help protect sea turtles.




Jersey Devil Builders, Miami, Florida
Jim Adamson lives in Dade County, and his buildings
are imaginative, well-built and environmentally-respectful.

Florida Solar Energy Center, near Orlando, Florida
University of Central Florida's center.

Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida
Good website for Florida-specific information




Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa, Florida
Non-profit CSA farm.

Barking Frogs Permaculture Center, Sparr, Florida
Dan & Cynthia Hemenway give permaculture design courses at their farm.




Three Sisters Farm, Florida City, Florida
Small organic farm which uses only open-pollenated & heirllom organic seeds. Starters for your organic garden include many varieties of tomatoes & peppers.

Glaser Organic Farm, Miami, Florida
Organic avocado and vegetable farm which proccesses a fine line of organic, un-cooked delicious food products. Organizers of the Coconut Grove Farmers Market.

Bee Heaven Farm, Miami, Florida
Organic avocados & vegetables available through the internet or the Pinecrest Farmers Market (South Dade) in season.




ECHO, North Fort Meyers, Florida
A world hunger organization with a Christian background dedicated to feeding the hungry with edible plants suitable to different parts of the world. A good selection of potted plants & seeds as well as great demostration gardens.

Garden of Delights Nursery, Davie, Florida
A small nursery packed with some very rare fruit & nut tress
and other edible plants.

Going Bananas Nursery, Miami, Florida
Sellers of over 90 varieties of potted & bare-root banana plants,
as well as lychee trees.  Excellent customer service & advice.

Hopkins Rare Fruit Nursery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good selection of inexpensive potted fruit & nut trees.

Native Habitat Nursery, Vero Beach, Florida
Some very rare fruits, herbs, useful & ornamental plants.

Richard Lyon's Nursery, Miami, Florida
Extensive nursery includes fruit trees, flowering trees, bamboo, etc.

Zone 10 Nursery, Miami, Florida
Nice, broad selection of edible & ornamental plants.




American Bamboo Society: Caribbean Chapter, Miami, Florida
Excellent color photos of tropical & sub-tropical bamboos suitable for south Florida gardens, plus mail-ordert sources, booklist, meetings, etc.

Collier Fruit Growers Council, Naples, Florida
The best source for information and help with growing rare fruits & nuts in South West Florida

Rare Fruit Council International, Tampa, Florida
The best source for help with growing rare fruits & nuts in Florida

California Rare Fruit Growers, California
Probhably the best rare fruit growing website in the world!

F.O.G. - Florida Organic Growers, Gainesville, Florida
Certification of organic farms & other limited resources.

Rare Fruit & Vegetable Society of Broward County, Davie, Florida
Quarterly plant sales featuring potted rare fruit plants at very reasonble prices---sold at their experiment station.

Florida Native Plant Society, Coral Gables, Florida
Meetings, lectures, outings, plant sales, etc.

Institute for Regional Conservation, Miami, Florida
Very well researched information on the current status of south Florida's native plants and how to re-establish.


Bamboo Nursuries: Retail
Botanical Gardens
Environmental Groups
Natural & Solar Home Builders, Florida
Organic Farms, Central & N. Florida
Organic Farms, South Florida
Plant Nurseries
Plant Societies & Organizations