On this page, you’ll find the Landscape For Life Instructor’s Manual, presentation templates for all five classes in the series, and the Landscape For Life Student’s Manual available for download. Please note that changes will be coming in 2024 as Colorado State University transitions and updates the program.

The presentations closely follow the information in the Instructor’s Manual. Most slides contain a notes section with an overview of the materials covered as well as image descriptions and credits. These files are available as compatible PowerPoint presentations and give instructors the ability to customize materials to meet the needs of their class. In fact, there are places where we encourage the instructor to add specific regional material to the slide presentations.

Additionally, due to differences in computers and PowerPoint software, the font style, size and image location may shift slightly. Instructors should review the presentations using the equipment that will be used in the classroom prior to beginning the course and adjust accordingly for best appearance and usability.

By downloading this material, you understand that images used in the PowerPoint slides are not in the public domain and should not be used for purposes other than in the Landscape For Life class presentations.


Expanded training opportunities coming in 2024! Landscape For Life includes a complete kit of teaching resources which can be used to conduct classes in sustainable home gardening.

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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