is there a way to get "certified organic"???

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by johnnywill08, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    i live in ma and while i know what i'm doing on my own lawn privately... i'm looking for some cert. program that'll tell customers i've taken the time to learn and become a pro.... do organic cert. programs exist for lawn treatment guys or just food producers?
     
  2. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    Not much out there as of yet. Check this out:

    http://www.gaiacollege.ca/public/programs/online_certificates/turf/index.php

    You can look at your local NOFA chapter too.
     
  3. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    have you taken that program??? i wouldn't want to shell out 1500 bucks for something i'm not sure of
     
  4. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,643

    I haven't. It looks like a grand of it is someone looking over your homework. I haven't received any other info via snail mail yet.
     
  5. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Messages: 280

  6. livingsoils

    livingsoils LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    check this website out. I think it would be close to you. I have been toying with the idea of taking the classes. www.organiclandcare.net
    Mike
     
  7. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    thansk guys
     
  8. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 608

    I've taken the NOFA classes. TONS of information but I'm glad I took the classes
     
  9. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    tons of info is a good thing right? you mean a lot to digest or a lot of extarneous, useless stuff?
     
  10. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 608

    It is a lot of useful informaiton to digest. Their course which they offer in the winter which is the one where you can get accreddited covers more than lawns. Some of it went over my head but looking back it was good info. They are also offering a "lawn" course in MA this August. It all about lawns in that one.
     

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