Friday, June 22, 2012

NOFA Organic Land Care partners with Three Rivers Community College

The Organic Land Care Program is excited to announce a partnership with Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut.  Three Rivers offers a certificate in Sustainable Landscape Ecology and Conservation which is training students in practical skills for the field while teaching valuable principles of sustainablity and organics with a broad application.  
Below is a photo of the Program Coordinator of the certificate program, Diba Khan-Bureau with one of her students, Jorge Rodriguez a student of the environmental engineering program and nursing program.  The work at TRCC is so exciting for us at NOFA.  
NOFA Organic Land Care's Program Director, Jenna Messier, asked Jorge about his participation in the certificate program, and he explained that "we are damaging the environment every day, why not work to fix the environment?"
Our thoughts exactly! This is why the regional Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care will be held at Three Rivers Community College in winter 2013, and students that go through the full certificate program and satisfy our accreditation requirements will become accredited organic land care professionals.  We are looking forward to seeing how this new partnership works out, and we hope it will be a replicable model for as many community colleges that have matching missions to ours.  

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