Landscape for Life
Wildflower Center and U.S.
Botanic Garden release homeowner version of SITES
Whether they garden on their patios or their full acre, homeowners now can
access the guidance about sustainable gardening that the Sustainable Sites
Initiative™ (SITES™) brings to landscape professionals who command larger landscapes.
Earlier this month, two of the SITES partners — the U.S. Botanic Garden and the
Wildflower Center — launched Landscape for Life™ — information and curriculum
gathered on a website for the home gardener. It is based on the principles of
SITES, the nation's first rating system for sustainable landscapes.
Landscape for Life (www.landscapeforlife.org) is the
go-to source for home gardeners who want to be more kind to the environment. It
also includes a complete kit of teaching resources for use by botanic gardens,
nature centers, garden clubs, master gardeners and others to offer classes in
sustainable home gardening.
Topics include soil, human health, water, native plants and materials. The
website will answer questions about how compost can be added to soil to help
plants get a better, more sustainable start or how to reduce pesticide use on
lawns. The goal is to make content clear, easy to find and easy to use.