996 Jefferson Street
Eugene, OR 97402
April 17 and 18 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM both days
- Water Resources
- Water Efficiently
- Mulch and Compost
- Gardening for Wildlife
- Healthy Gardens
- Right Plant-Right Place
- Lawn Care
- Edible Landscaping/Vegetables
A Sustainable Landscape seminar provides the public with practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Participants will learn to utilize landscape practices that can be applied to their own yards, and will benefit by improving their soil biology and reducing erosion. They will save money by using fewer pesticides and less fertilizer and improving the quality and quantity of groundwater. Some outcomes to expect include lowering power, water and waste bills due to more efficient use of resources, and reducing the flow of organic matter into the landfill.
Upon completion of the course, participants will complete a self-evaluation of their yards. If requested, a follow-up on-site evaluation within a few months or so may be done to see what improvements have been implemented. With an evaluation score of over 40 points the participants will earn a placard to display in their yard showing that their yard has been certified by OSU Extension Service as a Sustainable Landscape.
OSU Extension Service in Lane County has received a grant from EWEB to promote this program.