Thursday, June 9, 2011

The National Organic Land Care Movement!

Oregon Tilth just announced the Oregon Tilth Accredited Organic Land Care (OLC) program.  Oregon Tilth used the Standards for Organic Land Care: Practices for Design and maintenance of Ecological Landscapes created by NOFA in 2000-2001 as the model for their own program.  The goal of Organic Land Care programs is to replace artificial pesticides and fertilizers used in land care with natural or biological alternatives.  By eliminating these harmful practices, land care professionals or land owners can improve the health of the soil, conserve water, and work in conjunction with biological processes instead of against them.  These land care standards and practices are applicable in other parts of the country and it is exciting that the organic land care movement has made the transition from a regional movement to a national one. 

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