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OLC Partner, Maui Nui Resource Council, Graduates First Class of Reef-Friendly Landscapers

OLC’s Hawai’i-based education partner, Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, ran their first Reef-Friendly Landscape training course, graduating seven participants in June. OLC staff worked closely with MNMRC as they modeled…

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Organic Land Care Program 2024 Updates – Coming Soon!

2024 marks our program’s 25th year accrediting organic land care providers! Through the Standards for Organic Land Care, developed in 1999, our program defined “organic” for the landscapes where people…

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Registration Now Open for Spring 2024 Online Accreditation Course

The next Organic Land Care Accreditation Course course will be available starting February 1, 2024. The self-paced format allows you to complete the course at your own pace, any time…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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MICHAEL NADEAU ANNOUNCED AS WINNER OF 5TH ANNUAL “BILL DUESING ORGANIC LIVING ON THE EARTH” AWARD

CT NOFA is proud to announce Michael Nadeau as the winner of the 5th annual Bill Duesing Organic Living on the Earth Award, to be presented during the 41st Winter…

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DR. KIMBERLY STONER JOINS CT NOFA AS NEW DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Ecotype Project

Starting in 2019, CT NOFA launched the Ecotype Project with the support for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant – as a way of supporting habitat restoration and pollinator health…

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The Standard for Organic Land Care now available in Spanish

Through funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Long Island Sound Futures Fund, the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care are available in a digital format. If you would…

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