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TAG: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

A Look Back: First lady of flowers

July 22, 2019By

The cover interview for our March 1985 issue was former first lady Lady Bird Johnson, an advocate for beautifying and preserving the natural world read more

GBCI acquires, relaunches SITES

June 10, 2015By

Green Business Certification (GBCI) relaunched its newly acquired SITES rating system, which the company calls a “comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes.” The SITES rating system uses industry standards for landscape design and incorporates additional recommendations from technical experts in the fields of soil science, botany and horticulture, hydrology, materials, and human health and well-being. Some of the... read more

National Pollinator Garden Network launches nationwide campaign

June 5, 2015By

A number of conservation and gardening organizations joined together to form the National Pollinator Garden Network and launch a nationwide campaign called the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. The Network launched the initiative in support of President Barack Obama’s call to action to reverse the decline of pollinating insects, such as honeybees, native bees and monarch butterflies. The initiative challenges the... read more

SITES certifies four new properties

August 12, 2014By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program certified four new landscapes, including a pocket park in Washington, a mixed-use development in Northern California, a historic Civil War era preserve in New York and the headquarters of an architecture firm in Georgia. The four projects join 30 others certified by the SITES program. A collaboration of the American Society of Landscape Architects,... read more

SITES certifies three new projects

November 27, 2013By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has certified three new projects that have achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes. The newly certified projects are Shoemaker Green, a university green space in Philadelphia that received two stars; Washington Canal Park in Washington, D.C., which received three stars; and Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, which... read more

SITES certifies 8 new landscape projects

August 13, 2013By

The Sustainable Sites Initiative certified eight new projects that achieved certification under the nation’s most comprehensive rating system for the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes. These projects, as part of a group of 150 projects participating in a two-year pilot program, have applied the 2009 SITES guidelines and met the requirements for pilot certification. The newly certified... read more