Healthy Landscapes is an integrated program that brings together leading voices in water quality education, community residents and state-of-the-art research to better care for the landscape to improve and preserve water quality.
The extension education program, which spanned from September 2002 to August 2006 in Rhode Island and continues to have a lasting impact on the community, sought to:
- Increase residents’ know-how, and give them concrete ideas and approaches to gardening and landscaping which protect watershed health
- Establish and maintain hands-on local demonstration sites
- Conduct training programs for landscape professionals
- Publicize the program and educate the public through the media and at special events
- Strengthen partnerships and cultivate new ones among forerunners in water quality– locally, regionally and nationally