Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Award winning consultant Bernadette Giblin will be at our Mid Atlantic Accreditation Course!

We are delighted to announce that Bernadette Giblin will be presenting at Mid Atlantic Accreditation course on December 2, 2013!

Bernadette Giblin is the two time recipient of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute's (TURI) Toxics Reduction Champion Award.  She is an organic land care consultant who has worked on the organic transition of several public parks, schools and health care campuses throughout Massachusetts. She is currently launching her blog project Finding Safeground. Additionally, she's collaborating with the NOFA Organic Land Care Program to train landscapers throughout the Long Island Sound region in more effective social marketing campaign strategies. Bernadette's mission is to drive the demand for organic land care to protect the environment & promote a green economy in local communities where we all live, work and play. 

 Bernadette will be presenting on the OLC Principles and Procedures. Attendees of the Mid Atlantic Course will:

  • Learn about the precautionary principle
  • Be able to apply the basic principles on which the NOFA Standards are based
  • Know what is required for NOFA accreditation
  • Distinguish appropriately among practices and materials that are Preferred, Allowed, or Prohibited
  • Follow the appropriate procedures for Emergency Non-organic Rescue Treatment provision in the standards if needed, and know that it is to be used rarely and that records of its use must be kept and will be reviewed.
The Mid-Atlantic Accreditation course is being held in Philadelphia  PA from December 2-5, 2013 in partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (snow date Dec.6th). For more information on the accreditation courses and for online Registration visit:  http://www.organiclandcare.net/professionals/accreditation