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Friday, June 8, 2012

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.

Visit www.landscapeforlife.org


1 comment:

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