Thursday, October 7, 2010

Landscape for Life Brown Bag Lecture - Friday, Oct. 8

The U.S. Botanic Garden will hold a Landscape for Life Brown Bag Lecture on Friday, October 8th from noon - 1pm. The topic of the lecture is Health & Well-being/Water, Soil & Materials

The Sustainable Sites Initiative recognizes the importance of Human Health and Well-Being as a critical factor in sustainable landscapes. Considerations include creating outdoor spaces for social interaction, providing views and quiet outdoor spaces for mental restoration, and reducing light pollution, as well as protecting and maintaining unique cultural and historical places. At this lecture, learn why human health is integral to a sustainable landscape and how the appropriate use of water, soil, and materials is crucial to your success.

The U.S. Botanic Garden is a partner in the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) together with the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. In conjunction with a diverse group of stakeholder organizations, SITES is establishing and encouraging sustainable practices in landscape design, construction, operations, and maintenance. A web version of SITES has been created for use by home gardeners. This series of programs serves to highlight how home gardeners can incorporate sustainability into their personal landscapes.

Date: Friday, October 8
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Location: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required: visit or call (202) 225-1116

Information is from the USBG website

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