Organic Land Care Basic Training for Municipal Officials or Transitioning Landscapers
The National Coalition for Pesticide-Free Lawns is pleased to announce our Organic Land Care Basic Training for Municipal Officials and Transitioning Landscapers. This three-part training explains the Simple Steps to beginning an organic turf program and will cover the basic concepts,methods, and materials you need to get started. The training is geared toward school or park and recreation officials, however landscapers interested in transitioning are encouraged to attend.
Program is taught by Chip Osborne, a professional horticulturist with
over 30 years experience and an expert on building and transitioning
turf to organic care. He is accredited by the Northeast Organic Farming
Association (NOFA) in organic land care, and has attended the University
of Massachusetts Green School for turf management. He converted his
retail greenhouse operation to an organic management plan, designed
and constructed Marblehead’s
Living Lawn Demonstration site, and, as the elected Chairman of the
Town of Marblehead, Recreation, Parks & Forestry Commission, is
currently implementing an Organic Turf Management Plan for the town’s
public lands, including all athletic fields.