Harness nature’s power to create a healthy, beautiful home landscape.

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Delve deeper into the topics below at your own pace to learn about creating a sustainable home landscape.

SOIL

Learn more about the role soil plays as a critical base for all sustainable landscapes.

WATER

Learn how landscapes can best conserve and protect water, a precious resource.

PLANTS

Learn how to choose plants correctly to create a sustainable landscape.

MATERIALS

Materials used in landscapes have environmental, economic and human health impacts. Learn more.

HEALTH

Learn how sustainable landscapes can improve human health and happiness.

POLLINATORS

Learn how to create a landscape that supports pollinators.

MAINTENANCE

Sustainable maintenance practices can improve both aesthetics and protect the environment. Learn more.

Landscape For Life™ shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live — whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20–acre farm, or the common area of your condominium.

While conventional gardens can work against nature, sustainable gardens are supportive of natural ecosystems and conserve resources. They enhance the environment’s ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding, combat climate change and provide all the other natural benefits that support life on earth.

Even one home garden can begin to repair the web of life. Get started today!

UPCOMING CLASSES

Find Landscape For Life classes led by one of our registered teachers in your area.

Brock Environmental Center

Brock Environmental Center

Landscape for Life class taught by Trista Imrich of Wild Works of Whimsy, for Lynnhaven River NOW. Sponsored by the City of Virginia Beach. Email terri@lrnow.org or call (757)962-5398 to register.

Brock Environmental Center

Brock Environmental Center

Sponsored by Lynnhaven River NOW and the City of Virginia Beach, taught by Trista Imrich of Wild Works of Whimsy.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Landscape For Life series, adapted to Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Carolina Piedmont. Six class series, including the new materials on pollinators and maintenance. Three two hour classes in March (11, 18, 25) and three after the spring holidays (April 29, May 6 and 13.) Sponsored by University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens […]

Norfolk Botanical Garden

5 week hands on class covering Landscape for Life materials with activities and demonstrations on site.

Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano, Parkway

Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano, Parkway

We’ll show you how to work in cooperation with nature, no matter where you live in North Central Texas. By working with nature, you’ll save time, energy, money and, most important for Texans, water. This FREE hands-on, 10-hour, 5-class series covers the role of successful soil practices, water capture and conservation, as well as plant […]

Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine

Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine

Landscape for Life 5-week class — Wednesday evenings October 2 through October 30, 2019 5:30 – 7:30PM $110/person (includes Doug Tallamy’s book Bringing Nature Home) Landscape for Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™,  an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden. […]

Garvan Woodland Gardens – Hot Springs National Park, AR

Garvan Woodland Gardens – Hot Springs National Park, AR

Landscape for Life: 5 Weeks OCTOBER 2 – OCTOBER 30 2019 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Magnolia Room & Millsap Bride’s Hall Landscape for Life is a class designed to encourage participants to embrace sustainable practices while improving or developing a property. Over this five-session series, each participant will produce a design project with assistance […]

Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine

Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Maine

Every home landscape has the potential to be more beautiful, help clean air and water, reduce flooding, and combat climate change. Yet conventional gardening practices too often work against nature, damaging the environment’s ability to provide these natural benefits. Join us to learn how to attract beneficial insects and birds, eliminate water problems, build healthy […]

Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road,

Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road,

Landscape for Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™). SITES™ is an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden. Every home landscape has the potential to help clean […]

Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX  75093

Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

We’ll show you how to work in cooperation with nature, no matter where you live in North Central Texas. By working with nature, you’ll save time, energy, money and, most important for Texans, water. This FREE hands-on, 10-hour, 5-class series covers the role of successful soil practices, water capture and conservation, as well as plant […]

BECOME A LANDSCAPE FOR LIFE TEACHER!

Landscape For Life includes a complete kit of teaching resources which can be used to conduct classes in sustainable home gardening. Become a teacher using Landscape For Life's self-paced webinar series.

MEET A LANDSCAPE FOR LIFE TEACHER!

Kim Eierman is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. Based in New York, she teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Native Plant Center in New York, Rutgers Home Gardeners School and several other institutions.

Landscape For Life™ is a collaboration between the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES®).