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NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care

February 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - February 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm


This new format will take place on Zoom over the course of four weeks, twice per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) on During the month of February (full schedule coming soon)


All sessions will take place between 4 pm and 7:30 pm (each session varies). 

See below for the course curriculum. Each section is either linked to an introduction video or learning objectives of that topic.


Registration for this course is $400 per person and comes with the NOFA Accreditation for 2021*

*pending successful completion of the accreditation exam.

For questions about attending the course, contact the CT NOFA office: 203-408-6819 or email Jeremy Pelletier at jeremy@ctnofa.org


Site Analysis, Design, and Maintenance (Mike Nadeau)

Soils (Paul Wagner)

Compost & Compost Tea (Monique Bosch)

Invasive Plant Control (Mike Nadeau)

Mulches (Mike Nadeau)

Lawn Alternatives (Mike Nadeau)

Pest Management (Dan Dalton)

Tree Care (Dan Dalton)

Stormwater Management (Trevor Smith)

Organic Lawn Care (Tom Barry)

Business and Marketing Organic Services (Frank Crandall)


“The Organic Land Care Accreditation Course applies principles of organic agriculture to the landscapes where most of us live our daily lives. The knowledge and perspective gained from this accreditation course allow us to contribute more to the natural world we love, to enhance the beauty and the resilience of these landscapes.”
-Dina Brewster

The NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care is going ‘virtual’ this year, offering a full 30 hours of professional instruction, including one-on-one ‘office hours’ with instructors, and an online exam, qualifying you as a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP). This accreditation is considered the gold standard of organic landscaping credentials by organically–inclined customers and is the only organic landscaping/land care credential based on IFOAM-recognized standards.
The well-rounded curriculum will cover organic land care principles, practices, design, and maintenance. Topics include site analysis, soil health, organic amendments, planting and plant care, management of turf pests, stormwater, the business of organic land care, and much more.

This is an ideal course for landscapers, lawn care professionals, garden caretakers, park and land trust managers, landscape architects, educators, gardeners, and anyone interested in learning how to care for properties without synthetic materials.
Once you have completed this course you will be able to implement organic practices in your work and will open up your business to a fast-growing market of customers and consumers who understand the benefits of an organically managed property.

Join us and earn the trusted credential, NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP).


February 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
February 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
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