Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Changing the World One Lawn at a Time by Kathy Litchfield

"Out & About with AOLCPs"
Changing the World One Lawn at a Time
By Kathy Litchfield
LEXINGTON, KY - One of Storey Slone's favorite clients is a woman who requested she plant as much clover and as many violets as possible on her lawn, to combat her neighbors' synthetic turf monoculture.
Slone, a 24-year-old organic lawn and turf specialist for the Dave Leonard Tree Specialists, wishes more homeowners would recognize the benefits of an organic approach and embrace this model client's attitude on their own properties.

"People don't realize how their lawn care practices affect their environment, their own homes children or pets, or even a pedestrian walking by," she said.

 Slone is one of the NOFA Organic Land Care Program's youngest AOLCPs. She took the Philadelphia, Pa. accreditation course in 2012 and started her job as the organic lawn and turf specialist in January 2013. Hers is a brand new position for the tree care company, founded in the 1970s by nationally recognized arboriculture authority Dave Leonard (who helped to write the International Society of Arboriculture's original certification test and still meets with tree clients daily.)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Announcing Mike Nadeau as a Presenter at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Accreditation Course!

We are proud to announce that Mike Nadeau ,founder of Wholistic Land Care Consulting, LLC, will be presenting NOFA OLC's Mid-Atlantic Accreditation course December 2-5, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. Mike Nadeau serves on the advisory, education, standards committee for NOFA OLC and has been essential to the Organic Land Care Programs as a founding member. Mike was kind enough to share with us his history in organic land care and express his gratitude towards OLC programming,

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Accreditation Course Presenter, Todd Harrington, Updates us on his work in Organic Landscaping

Todd Harrington of Harrington’s Organic Land Care, and one of the founders of the NOFA Organic Land Care Program, will be presenting for the first time at this years Mid-Atlantic Accreditation Course December 2-5, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA and returning to the New England Regional Course February 10-13, 2014 at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT. Todd was kind enough to share some photos with NOFA OLC of the outstanding landscaping work he has been doing, insightful captions writtten by Todd himself!