Many New Jersey homeowners want to keep their yard maintained in a way that doesn’t harm the environment of pose risk to their family’s health. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Organic Land Care Certificate Course is a 5-day class for landscapers and land care providers. Over 20 Extension professionals and industry experts help teach the course which focuses on organic practices for promoting healthy soil, enhancing biodiversity, and reducing polluted runoff from managed landscapes.
This program was recognized with the Environmental Stewardship award by the New Jersey Turfgrass Association at the Green Expo in Atlantic City in December. The Environmental Stewardship award is presented in recognition of a continuing commitment to environmental preservation and conservation. The Organic Land Care working group is comprised of extension faculty and staff, government staff, and industry professionals that have come together to create this program under Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s leadership. [Read more…]