Sustainable Landscaping

About the Program

Interested in making your home and garden more sustainable? The Sustainable Landscaping educational series instructs homeowners on how to create and maintain healthy and beautiful landscapes using native plants, soils and the climate to minimize impacts on our local watersheds. Homeowners learn how to work with nature, no matter where they live, whether they garden in a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm or a common area of a condominium.

The cost of the program is $30 which covers the cost of class materials, soil test and optional site visit. 

  • Dates - TBD for 2022
  • Location - TBD for 2022

For more information, please email the Cooperative Extension Office or call 804-751-4401.

What You’ll Learn

You won’t just learn about sustainable gardening concepts; you will apply the concepts to your own landscape!

  • Each week you will:
  • Build upon a base map of your very own landscape applying the concepts you learned in that session.
  • Analyze your soil for nutrients and pH
  • Participate in class projects to determine soil texture
  • Look at plant selections

At the end of the course you will have a customized, useful tool to help you make your landscape beautiful and healthy. View more about the Sustainable Landscaping Program.

Founding Principles & Sponsors

Sustainable Landscaping is adapted from "Landscape for Life" by the US Botanical Garden, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the American Society of Landscape Architects" Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™).