Training Options

As Colorado State University Extension transitions the program, training options are paused for further development.

This training is ideal for botanic garden and horticulture educators, master gardeners, master naturalists, garden clubs, landscape architects/designers and those interested in teaching climate resilient and sustainable gardening practices.

Interested in learning more now? Check out the Instructor’s Manual as a starting place to see the current curriculum. The manual and resources provided are a complete teaching toolbox that comes with ready-to-go presentations that make the Landscape For Life classes convenient to offer in your area.

Student’s Manual is also available.


Things to Know

  • The LFL curriculum is intended to be taught as a holistic educational program.
  • The five classes should be taught successively, as each class and homework assignment builds on previous material, resulting in a clear and integrated understanding of sustainable gardening principles and techniques.
  • Visit our Course Materials page to download and review the curriculum materials.
  • Please note, all participants should possess sufficient gardening/horticulture/landscape design knowledge and experience, specifically in your EPA Level III Ecoregion, to teach the classes.
  • Prior teaching experience is recommended.
  • Participants are expected to teach the Landscape For Life classes within one year of completing the training.

Interested in or already completed teacher training?

Landscape For Life™ was developed by United States Botanic Garden and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES®). The program is now a collaboration between Colorado State University Extension and the United States Botanic Garden.

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