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.

Advanced Workshops:

Healthy Soil, Healthy Gardens

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The Connecticut Beardsley Zoo | Hanson Building

Join CT NOFA for an educational course with Sharon Gensler (NOFA Mass) for "Healthy Soil, Healthy Gardens: Small Scale Practices for Soil Improvement and Carbon Sequestration." Many people are concerned about climate change and search for ways to lessen its impact and lower their carbon footprint. Sharon Gensler will teach how to better understand and implement regenerative-growing techniques.
 
4 AOLCP CEUs available
CT DEEP CEUs pending

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Organic Management of Invasive Species

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Connecticut Beardsley Zoo | Hanson Building

Join AOLCP and Accreditation Course Instructor, Mike Nadeau, for a hands-on, advanced workshop covering organic techniques for the management and removal of invasive species. Learn how to correctly identify, manage, and remove invasive species in the landscape using organic tools and techniques. 
 
4 AOLCP CEUs available
CT DEEP CEUs pending

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NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care

This course is designed 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. By attending this course, you will be able to open up your business to a fast-growing market of customers 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.

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NOFA's 'Organic Lawn Certificate Course' Online

8 hours of training, at your own pace. This is a great introduction to organic grass care and provides a certificate of achievement for current or future employers. 

Learn at your own pace online through Three Rivers Community College. This course can satisfy your AOLCP CEUs for the year! This online course also provides 6 CEUs for CT DEEP pesticide applicator recertification.

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