NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care

The Organic Land Care Committee first developed NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care, Practices for Design and Maintenance of Ecological Landscapes in 2001 to present a vision of how organic agricultural principles can be applied to the landscaping profession. Through an education and accreditation program based on these Standards, we hope to make organic landscaping services that will meet or exceed these standards widely available. We also hope to educate the public about the importance of using standards-based organic landscaping services, because – unlike agriculture – in landscaping, there is currently no regulation on using the word “organic.” In short, these standards define ‘organic’ in the context of landscaping as the USDA defines ‘organic’ in the context of agriculture.

NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care, 6th edition, November 2017 (digital copy)

We are currently out of hard-copy stocks. The digital version, in both English and Spanish, is available for free.

The Standards now available in Spanish. Click here for a digital copy.