Twelve years ago, a group of landscape professionals, scientists, educators and concerned citizens formed the NOFA Organic Land Care Committee to extend the vision and principles of organic agriculture to the care of landscapes. The Committee drafted the first organic land care standards in the United States and offered the first organic land care accreditation course. Today, NOFA's Standards for Land Care: Practices for Design and Maintenance of Ecological Landscapes is revised annually by NOFA's Organic Land Care Committee, and forms the basis of the curriculum for NOFA's 5-day Course in Organic Land Care.
The NOFA Accreditation Program
NOFA's Accreditation Program offers networking, marketing and speaking opportunities for professionals who pass the accreditation exam on the last day of the 5-day course. NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals are listed on the program's website (www.organiclandcare.net) and in the annual NOFA Guide to Organic Land Care, published each Spring.
Networking with hundreds of other organic landscape professionals