Texas—Sustainable residential landscapes can have a positive impact on the environmental health and human well-being of an entire region, promoting clean air and water, fertile soils and other essential aspects of daily life.

To help homeowners create and maintain landscapes that are both beautiful and sustainable, the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm will offer a five-part workshop on Landscape for Life from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays from Feb. 18 through March 18.

Presented by Master Gardeners Ginny Frederick & Shanna Cianno, the program explores the role of soils, water, vegetation and materials in sustainable landscape design. This course uses a combination of instructor-led presentations, class discussions, exercises and field trips to illustrate sustainable landscape design methods. The workshop costs $75. Register online at http://Cibolo.org/calendar, or call (830) 249-4616 to learn more.

Landscape for Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative, an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices. Visit http://LandscapeForLife.org for more details.

The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm is located on 160 acres of natural lands at Boerne City Park off Hwy. 46 just west of the Kendall County Fairgrounds. The mission of the CNC is conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. Call (830) 249-4616 or visit http://www.cibolo.org.