Master Gardener Series: Sustainable Landscape Management

This series of short courses is excerpted from OSU’s Master Gardener online course, allowing you to study specific fundamentals of gardening.

Sustainable Landscape Management Course

In the Sustainable Landscape Management course, you will learn about methods to reduce garden maintenance, and how harmful or excessive maintenance procedures can negatively affect the environment.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify problem areas in a landscape design which could cause excessive maintenance needs
  • Evaluate a landscape using sustainability criteria to determine how to reduce harmful inputs
  • Recognize how maintenance procedures affect the environment, and can increase or decrease the sustainability of a landscape
  • Explain how sustainable landscape management methods benefit the gardener, as well as the local ecosystem

Master Gardener Series

OSU’s Master Gardener Short Course Series includes:

Please note: Taking all self-paced courses will not allow you to receive a Certificate of Home Horticulture or become an OSU Master Gardener. These courses are entirely self-paced and are not taught by an instructor. Also note that you will have access to course materials for one year after your registration date.

On Demand. Access Anytime
4-6 hours
price (2)


Signe Danler
Master Gardener Online

Signe Danler is a veteran Master Gardener and landscape designer with a Masters of Ag degree in Horticulture. With the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program, she uses her experience and training in gardening, urban forestry and ecological landscaping to communicate about and promote sustainable gardening and landscaping practices.

Gail Langellotto

Gail Langellotto works with the Oregon State University Master Gardener program, state and local agencies, nonprofits and other non-governmental organizations. She helps to develop a better research-based understanding of how to design and sustainably manage gardens and parks to maximize ecosystem services. Her OSU Extension Service and outreach efforts are focused on communicating research-backed management practices to home gardeners and commercial landscapers. Email:

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