Entries by Jeremy Pelletier

OLC Spotlight – Tell Us Your Landcare Story

We know how invested our Organic Land Care Practitioners are in the work they do, and we’d love to hear about what the work means to you. Do you have a project or job site that you’re particularly proud of this season? A tip or a bit of insight that you’d like to share with […]

Registration Now Open for Fall 2023 Online Accreditation Course

The next Organic Land Care Accreditation Course course will be available starting September 1, 2023. The self-paced format allows you to complete the course at your own pace, any time during the fall. Registration for this course is $400 per person for new participants and includes NOFA accreditation for 2023 and a listing on our […]

AOLCP Survey Underway!

As part of an upcoming update to CT NOFA’s Organic Land Care Program, we’re asking our accredited land care professionals to fill out this survey. Let us know what parts of the program have been helpful to you…and which haven’t! With the help of your input, we’re looking forward to refreshing the OLC course to […]


CT NOFA is excited to announce that Dr. Kimberly Stoner will be joining our team as our new Director of Advocacy. Dr. Stoner recently retired as an Agricultural Scientist from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, after 34 years as a vegetable entomologist and researcher on bees, including the effect of their exposure to pesticides. She […]

CT NOFA Welcomes Jennifer Shaffer as Organic Land Care Program Director

CT NOFA is pleased to welcome Jennifer Shaffer as the new Director for the Organic Land Care Program. In her role, Jennifer will be developing new educational programming, managing the accreditation program, and helping to streamline and grow the long-standing project. Jennifer has worked on issues of food access, environmental and economic justice, and parks […]

Connecticut Native Plant and Sustainable Landscaping Guide

UConn Extension Releases Native Plant and Sustainable Landscaping Guide (Repost from ELA) By Victoria Wallace and Alyssa Siegel-Miles   Interest in native plants and sustainable landscaping has exploded over the last decade. Through our UConn Extension Sustainable Turf & Landscape program, we provide practical, accessible, science-based information to support the sustainability goals of Connecticut green […]

NEW: Self-Paced Accreditation Course this August

Contact: Jeremy Pelletier, jeremy@ctnofa.org   The NOFA Organic Land Care Program is making some exciting changes to the Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care. In the last year, our move to online learning has come with a lot of unexpected changes – changes in the way we offer programming and, more importantly, changes in how […]

How to Effectively Estalish Native Plant Plugs

Download this document to use as a reference when establishing Ecotype Project seedlings from one of our nursery and plant sale partners.  How to Effectively Establish Native Plant Plugs See below for a more detailed description with links for further resources. Special thanks to John Campanelli for creating this document for our farmers, gardeners, and […]

New Partners!

Wilton High School Joins in The Ecotype Project! This spring Wilton High School is planning to host a plant sale to benefit The Ecotype Project and their own intensive school farming and ecological restoration programming.  Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming month about the sale and how you can purchase OUR FIRST EVER […]