Sustainable Land Care

 Prescott Park “In the past, we have asked one thing of our gardens: that they be pretty. Now they have to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators and manage water.”

— Doug Tallamy, Homegrown National Park


It’s time to look at our landscapes differently

Every piece of land has a role to play in our environment. Our yards and gardens can be a part of the solution to urgent conservation issues like climate change and pollinator declines when we choose practices that help to contribute to a healthy ecosystem with clean air and water.

The Standards for Organic Land Care encompass these sustainable and regenerative practices, and can be used by homeowners and landscape professionals.



Common Eastern Bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) on Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale). Photo by Justin Richardson, Portsmouth Caterpillar Club.