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The Georgia Green Landscape Steward Program, created by University of Georgia Extension, is a certification program for businesses and residences in Georgia. Our goal is to provide fact-based information to clientele and help them implement sustainable green practices in their landscape. Georgia landowners have a large impact on natural resources, such as water, wildlife, and native plants. With sustainable land management practices, we can help protect these natural resources for generations to come.

The Georgia Green Landscape Steward certification program provides educational resources that teach Georgians about protecting natural resources, increasing plant and animal biodiversity, conserving soil and water, providing wildlife and pollinator habitat, and improving public and environmental health. After learning about sustainable land management practices, participants can measure their own activities with the program metric scorecard and earn certification status for their landscape.

Along with the satisfaction of contributing to natural resource protection, Georgia Green Landscape certification includes an option for participants to purchase an attractive yard sign to designate their property as a sustainably managed Georgia landscape. This program encourages Georgians to adopt more environmentally friendly practices and consider how their land use activities can complement the natural world.

Georgia Green Landscape educational components include:

  • Composting
  • Mulching 
  • Pollinator Habitat
  • Welcoming Wildlife
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Quality
  • Stormwater
  • Invasive Species
  • Native Plants
  • Biodiversity

Through sustainable land management practices we hope to reduce invasive species, increase native plantings, improve wildlife and pollinator habitat, reduce landfill waste and non-point source pollution, reduce pesticide use, protect water quality and quantity, maintain healthy soils, and increase biodiversity across the landscape for generations to come.

Thank you for learning about land management choices that help protect the environment and our community! We hope to hear from you soon!

Register for live webinar presentations about each educational component happening this spring 2021. Each Wednesday, from April 7 to June 9 at 12-1pm, there will be an educational webinar on the ten different sustainable landscape topics. To sign up, use the registration link below to complete a form. (These live webinars are not a requirement for landscape certification.)