The NOFA Organic Land Care Program (NOFA OLC) will hold its first accreditation course in the Philadelphia region, co-sponsored by PHS. The course, taking place January 14-17, 2013 at PHS headquarters, invites landscaping professionals, horticulturists, business owners, environmental educators and others to participate in this expert course, which teaches the principles of organic land care design and management. As a regional authority in environmentally friendly methods and practices, PHS is excited to host the Accreditation Course with CT NOFA in Philadelphia for the first time. CT NOFA has sponsored the course for over 10 years in New England.
During the 4-day, 30-hour course, registrants will participate in a series of exciting and educational presentations led by industry experts, including:
- Dr. Elaine Ingham, world-renowned Soil Biologist, and Chief Scientist of the Rodale Institute. Dr. Ingham, who brings decades of experience to industry professionals, will be leading discussions about soil health, ecology, and compost.
- Longtime NOFA presenter Chip Osborne, professional horticulturist, founder and president of Osborne Organics, LLC, and vocal advocate of organic lawn care practices for lawns and athletic fields, will lead sections on organic turf management.
- Mike Nadeau, certified arborist and founding member of NOFA’s Organic Land Care Program, will present several lectures on sustainable site design and management, mulches, and lawn alternatives.
- Frank Crandall, landscape design and maintenance specialist, and horticultural business consultant, will discuss planting and plant care, and lead the business training sessions.
Limited space is available. Click here to register or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The course fee is $550, although group discounts are available. CT NOFA is committed to making this course accessible to as many participants as possible, and this year has introduced an affordable payment plan as well.
Each day runs from 8:00am – 5:00pm and includes catered lunch and two 15-minute breaks. An optional accreditation exam will be given at the conclusion of the course. The full curriculum and schedule can be found at www.organiclandcare.net. Professional education credits applied for: Pesticide Applicator License Renewal Certification Credits for PA, NJ; American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA); International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).