The NOFA Organic Land Care Program will hold its first accreditation course in the Philadelphia region, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
A new market opportunity is growing for land care professionals. The growing awareness of the hazards of pesticides and subsequent legislation prohibiting pesticide use makes a thorough knowledge of organic garden and landscape care a must for industry insiders. Landscaping professionals, landscape architects, master horticulturists, business owners, environmental educators and others are invited to participate in this 4-day, 30-hour course which teaches the principles of organic land care design and maintenance.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street – 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
January 14-17, 2013
Registration is not yet open, but please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The course fee is $550; group discount and payment plan options are available. Each day runs from 8:00am – 5:00pm, includes catered lunch, and two 15-minute breaks. An optional accreditation exam will be given at the conclusion of the course. Those who pass the exam can become NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals. Additional information can be found at http://www.organiclandcare.net/