NOFA Accreditation Courses in Organic Land Care

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  • The 4-Day OLC Accreditation Courses for 2018 are being planned for June, August, and November. Two courses will be held in Connecticut and one in the Portland, Maine region.
  • For 2018 training dates & details, contact Jeremy at: or call 203-308-2584 with your contact info.
  • In Connecticut? We have scholarship opportunities for land care professionals who serve clients in Connecticut and want organic training. To apply, contact us ASAP.

An ideal course for landscapers, lawn care pros, garden caretakers, park and land trust managers, landscape architects, educators, gardeners, and anyone else who is interested in learning how to care for properties without toxic materials. This 30-hour, 4-day course for land care professionals and environmental educators offers a well-rounded curriculum which will cover organic land care principles, practices, design and maintenance.

By attending this course, you will be able to implement organic practices into your work, opening up your business to a fast-growing market of customers and consumers who understand the benefits of an organically managed property. At the end of this course you will earn the trusted credential of being a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) which organically–inclined customers in the Northeast have come to view as the gold standard for organic landscaper training.

Course graduates benefit from:
• The respected AOLCP credential for use with potential clients and employers. This shows that you have learned the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care and know how to grow without toxins.
• Use of the NOFA Organic Land Care logo for promotional materials and websites.
• Discounts on other NOFA OLC courses and other affiliates gatherings.
• Networking with a community of highly trained organic professionals who know how to manage organic lawns, gardens and landscapes.
• Business-level AOLCPs can be found by new clients via NOFA’s searchable website ( for organic land care pros. 

The course topics are wide-ranging and will include organic lawn and turf care, tree and shrub care, soil health, plant disease, compost and compost tea, storm water management, and much more. You can find the full agenda at

Course cost: $695 or register early for $650
Includes refreshments, lunches, course materials, and a printed copy of the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care (6th edition) - the internationally recognized guide to organic land care practices.

WHEN IN NORWICH, CT: The Holiday Inn Express in Norwich will provide a discount for any event attendees who would like to stay there.

CT DEEP, APLD, ISA credits pending.

For references from course graduates or questions about attending the course, contact the CT NOFA office: 203-308-2584 or email Jeremy Pelletier at