"Out & About with AOLCPs"
Changing the World One Lawn at a Time
By Kathy Litchfield
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.)