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Landscape for Life: The Role of Materials in a Sustainable Garden
Thursday September 26, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom

The Landscape For Life program for residential design is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), the nation's first rating system for sustainable landscapes. The Landscape for Life curriculum was developed by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the United States Botanic Garden as a tool for home gardeners to have the best information available for creating a sustainable garden in the home landscape. For more information about this program, see

The five classes offered in the series pertain to soils, water, plants and materials and how to make all of these pieces fit together in a landscape that is both beautiful and functional.

September 26: #4 The Role of Materials in a Sustainable Garden
•    List strategies for reducing material use in the landscape
•    List strategies for reducing, reusing, recycling materials in the landscape
•    Show how to make informed decisions when selecting landscape materials
•    Identify local salvage and recycling centers in the community

Other sessions in the series:
September 5: #1 The Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden
September 12: #2 The Role of Water in a Sustainable Garden
September 19: #3 The Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden
October 3: #5 Review of the Sustainable Garden

Taught by Harvey Cotten, 6-7:30 pm
Anderson Education Center Classroom
If you have questions, please email Harvey Cotten at or call 256-837-4104.

Members $15, Non-members $20 each session.
Landscape for Life (session 4)