Upcoming Courses and Workshops

The mission of the NOFA Organic Land Care Program is to extend the principles of organic agriculture to the care of gardens, parks, lawns, and other landscapes. We achieve this goal through providing a professional accreditation, advanced workshops, and courses, and acting as the liaison for the organic land care community from arborists to landscape designers.

Organic land care is a sustainable ecological landscaping system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity, and our mission is to empower landscapers across the country to bring these methods and practices into their communities.

The NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care

Earn Your Organic Business Credentials:

  • November 12-15 in East Hartford, CT*

  • October 9-12, 2018 in Portland, Maine*

(* = Scholarships available for CT-based pros)

CT NOFA operates the NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care which is based on the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care. This 4-day course is offered 2-3 times per year.

Those who pass to earn professional organic landscaping credentials that show they are NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs) and pledge to practice land care according to the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care for clients who ask for organic services.


NEW: Now free for Connecticut Land Managers & Landscapers in 2018 only! Sign up to save your seat today.

Grant funding through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's 2017 Long Island Sound Futures Fund award cycle has allowed us to offer organic land care training free (normally $695) to Connecticut landscapers and groundskeepers. To apply for a full 2018 scholarship for the August or November course, click here (a $695 value).

Don't qualify for a scholarship? Discounts are still available for current AOLCPs, groups, and early registrations. For more information, call the office at 203-308-2584.

Organic Lawn Care Certificate Course

An Online Training Course

Learn at your own pace online with 8 hours of training. Created by NOFA, in partnership with Three Rivers Community College, this is a great introduction to organic grass care and provides a certificate of achievement for current or future employers.

This online course can satisfy your NOFA AOLCP CEUs for the year and provides 6 CEUs for CT DEEP pesticide applicator recertification. These credits often apply to most New England States. Contact your local pesticide regulation bureau to confirm if the CEUs are usable for your state liscence needs. Questions? Call the office at 203-308-2584 or sign up and get started today with this link.



NOFA Organic Landscaping Publications

All you need to know to 'up your business game' with organic land management ways.

Visit our Books website to read PDF of our books or to order printed edition of our publications, including the nationally-recognized NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care. Click here:  http://organiclandcare.net/books