The Dawes Arboretum is on State Route 13, five miles south of Newark and three miles north of Interstate 70, Exit 132. To register for the following programs, call 740-323-2355 or 1-800-44DAWES. For more information, visit dawesarb.org.
The Ohio Sustainable Landscape Certificate Course, a four-part program that introduces gardeners to sustainable landscape practices through lectures and hands-on activities. Registration deadline is Feb. 28. Cost is $65 for members; $80 for nonmembers.
Part 1, What Is Sustainable Landscaping? 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 1. Why a greener garden is better, a few small changes that will improve a landscape and common mistakes.
Part 2, How to Create a Sustainable Landscape, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15. How to observe and listen to your landscape to make educated decisions when designing a garden.
Part 3, Sustainable Plant Selections, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 29. What native plants to incorporate into the landscape alongside non-native plants. Find native plants from local sources and create a functioning ecosystem.
Part 4, Ideal Practices for Maintaining a Sustainable Landscape. 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 5. From saving money to composting to changing watering methods, learn maintenance techniques that work.