I just learned about an initiative that is a little bit like LEEDS but it describes land use rather than building construction. They call themselves SITES.
As I slowly build my garden I think I will refer to it as a checklist from time to time.
Some gardens have attempted certification. The process looks at several features including:
- the context of the site
- pre-planning and design that includes users and stakeholders
- water management
- soils & vegetation
- materials selection