his 30-hour, 4-day course for land care professionals, master gardeners, and garden educators provides a complete grounding in the principles and practices of creating and maintaining naturally beautiful organic landscapes.
Over the course of four days, attendees will gain detailed knowledge on ecological soil health, organic fertilizers, mulching, natural pest control, site analysis, organic turfgrass management and lawn alternatives, stormwater management, marketing to the organic marketplace, and more.
The curriculum is based on NOFA’s internationally-recognized Standards for Land Care: Practices for Design and Maintenance of Ecological Landscapes. These Standards, first published in 2001 and revised semi-annually, extend the vision and practices of organic agriculture to the care of landscapes where we live, work, and play.
Who should attend the course?
Landscapers – Designers – Landscape Architects – Garden Center employees – Municipal employees – Parks and Recreation employees – Land trust staff – Property managers – Master gardeners – Horticulturists – Horticulture and Landscape teachers – Entrepreneurs and new business owners