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!

"As a licensed Arborist I try to get out in the field to do some pruning. Spring 2013"
"Spring renovation of rear yard with custom designed soil mix (25% topsoil, 25% compost and 50% USGA 15mm green grade sand). Rear yard was mostly tree stumps/rocks and had major drainage issues. Not anymore!"

"Checking our custom vermicompost that is used for our compost teas and Verma products . Takes us a full day to feed our worms with a special custom mix of C:N feed stocks and Inoculums. " 
"Our custom mini trommel for screening vermicompost and blending other amendments"

"Core aeration before topdressing of compost and USGA 15mm greens grade sand mix. Must core aerate in two directions before topdressing, not just in one direction! After picture from above photo. Core aerated two direction, seeded with (90% fine fescues, 10% blue rye), topdressed with 50/50 mix of compost and USGA greens grade sand, seeded again and rolled. Will send after pictures when it comes up!"
"Lots of interesting beneficial mushrooms  growing this year from applying our special fungal teas! Ps this dogwood was almost dead early this spring. Looks much better now."
"Ramial woodchip mulch inoculated with fungal foods!"