NOFA OLC Standards

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 available to the public organic landscaping services that will meet or exceed these standards. 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.”  The Committee reviews and updates these Standards approximately every three years. The 6th edition, published in November 2017, is now available.

NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care, 6th edition, November, 2017

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