GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut, on a mission to spread safe and sustainable lawn care to yards, parks and schools across the state, is bringing its famous Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care to Fairfield County for the first time.
This course will be held on Oct. 26 and 27 and Nov. 2 and 3. It will be hosted by The Audubon Center in Greenwich, a location known for its environmental programs and resources.
Connecticut legislation prohibits the use of synthetic chemicals on elementary school grounds. A thorough knowledge of organic gardening and landscape care is now a must for industry insiders and the savvy homeowner alike.
Coordinated by the NOFA Organic Land Care Program, this four-day course features experts in the organic land care industry, including Chip Osborne, Michael Nadeau, Peter Schmidt, and others. Teaching the principles organic land care design and management, it is created for landscapers, horticulturists, landscape architects, groundskeepers, environmental educators and garden enthusiasts.
This course also offers a chance for business owners and educators to gain new credentials by ending with the accreditation exam. Those who pass the exam will join over 500 NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals in 20 states.
"For over a decade, this Audubon Center has promoted organic lawn care as one of the ways to reduce pollution while protecting children, wildlife and pets from toxic exposures," said Audubon Greenwich Center Director Michelle Frankel. "After hosting many expert presentations, this is the first opportunity for our center to provide a comprehensive course with experts who will train landscapers and conservationists on the latest techniques for managing landscapes sustainably."
The course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and space is limited to 50 people. The class fee is $695 and includes all course materials plus four days of catered lunches and refreshment. Group discounts and payment plans are available.
For more details, an overview of topics covered, or to sign up, contact the CT NOFA staff at 203-308-2584 or visit www.organiclandcare.net .
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