Organic Land Care Professionals
Organic Land Care is a sustainable ecological landscaping system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-site inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain, and enhance ecological harmony and beauty in urban and suburban landscapes and gardens. “Organic” means landscaping with no synthetic pesticides of any kind (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.) and with no synthetic fertilizers or soil amendments.
The NOFA Organic Land Care Program works to foster professional competency in the area of organic landscaping and protect the public interest in responsible use of land care products and land resources. We have created this site so that people interested in having their properties managed organically can more easily find trained professionals. AOLCPs (accredited organic land care professionals) listed on this site have satisfied all accreditation requirements with the NOFA Organic Land Care Program and adhere to the NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care when offering organic services.
The word ‘organic’ is not regulated in landscaping services, therefore the NOFA Accreditation Program defines ‘organic’ in the management and maintenance of landscapes. Those with this NOFA credential have demonstrated professional competency in the area of organic landscaping and protect the public interest with responsible land management practices.