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 equity for more than 20 years. Most recently, Jennifer has led the horticulture program of a public, urban green space in Manhattan toward an ecological redesign that will benefit local communities. Jennifer brings her work strong program management skills, an unshakeable commitment to the stewardship of ecologically healthy landscapes, and a lively interest in how people live in and interact with the land.

Having recently relocated to Connecticut from New York City with her family, Jennifer is enjoying reconnecting with her home state and exploring its wonderful natural places.

Jennifer studied cultural anthropology as a graduate student, earned a Certificate in Landscape Design from the New York Botanical Garden, and is an Accredited Land Care Professional through CT NOFA. She is a member of MetroHort and the Ecological Landscape Association.