'Train the Trainer' Webinar Series
Bring Landscape for Life to your community by becoming an official trainer. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the U.S. Botanic Garden are calling for applications for the new Landscape For Life(tm) 'Train the Trainer' webinar series, offered free of charge in 2013. Landscape for Life is an educational program that teaches homeowners how to holistically work with nature in their gardens and is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative(tm).
Ideal for botanic garden and horticulture educators, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists and those interested in teaching about sustainable gardening practices. The series of five, two-hour webinars offers helpful teaching tips and tools that show how to effectively utilize the teacher's manual to deliver this valuable information to your target audience. Please note all participants should already possess sufficient gardening/horticulture background knowledge and experience as the training is not a "how-to" covering specific program content.
Webinar participants will be able to:
- Talk with the author of the curriculum
- Engage in an open dialogue with like-minded educators and colleagues
- Become better equipped to explore relevant topics of landscape sustainability with homeowners
- Get access to additional instructor resources pertaining to landscape sustainability
- Gain hands-on experience through topical homework assignments
Application submission starts in January 2013. The series is offered on five Tuesdays, starting April 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern. Applicants must be available to participate in all five webinars (April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21 and May 28). For more information, please visit Landscape For Life.
Harness nature's power to create a healthy, beautiful home landscape
Gardens are a gift, providing backyard beauty, a pleasant atmosphere and often, food for the table. It's too bad that sometimes gardens unintentionally work against nature. They can damage the environment's ability to clean air and water, reduce flooding and provide all the other natural benefits that support life on earth - including us.
Landscape For Life shows you how to work with nature in your garden, no matter where you live, whether you garden on a city or suburban lot, a 20-acre farm or the common area of your condominium.
The good news is that each home garden can protect and restore the environmental, economic and human health benefits provided by nature. It's possible to create a great-looking garden that's healthier for you, your family, your pets and the environment - and that saves you time and money!
The Landscape for Life website contains a wealth of information on sustainable gardening to make it easy to transform your home garden into a beautiful and healthy refuge for you and your family.
The website has major sections on Getting Started, Soil, Water, Plants, Materials and Human Health. Each section includes helpful advice on gardening practices that take advantage of natural processes at work on your property.
You can also get sustainable ideas for your landscape at the U.S. Botanic Garden information desk with a free brochure outlining Landscape for Life.