Licenses and Accreditations
Principles, Supervisors, and Foreman are NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioners
CT Arborist Licenses
CT Custom Grounds Supervisory Licenses
CNLA Accredited Nurserymen
Founding member of CT NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association)
NOFA Organic Landcare Committee
Ecological Landscaping Association
Association of Professional Landscape Designers
CT Tree Protective Association
CT Nursery and Landscape Association
New England Wildflower Society
National Wildflower Research Center
American Society of Consulting ArboristsCT Groundskeepers Association
One Of The First In Organic Design
Founded in 1981, Plantscapes Organics was one of the first land care companies in Connecticut to offer organic design, build and maintenance services. The award-winning company’s attention to detail and dedication to and enthusiasm for working within the landscape’s natural systems continues to boost them above other land care companies today.
Plantscapes Organics staff provide unique and thoughtful approaches to organic land care, design and construction -- whether planting ornamentals, implementing rain gardens, integrating meadows or constructing LEED-certified landscapes with solar-powered pumps and infiltration swales.
Company co-founder Michael Nadeau's roots run deep in the landscape and tree business industry. Since age 13 in 1968, Nadeau worked outside planting, renovating and maintaining properties. He co-founded "Fairfield County Plantscapes" in 1981 with his brother, co-founder Daniel J. Nadeau. The company grew organically, adding employees, trucks and equipment as work increased. At that point the company provided mostly conventional land care services. By the late 1980's, they wanted to differentiate the company from its competition. .
“I had always been a nature boy, hiking, backpacking, fishing, camping all the time,” he recalled. Nadeau recognized his deep need to work with nature rather than apply synthetic chemicals in a vain attempt to control nature. The organic movement re-invigorated his early commitment to the Earth and he immediately began focusing on integrating organic land care principles into work on clients’ properties.
Nadeau, who holds a master’s degree in plant and soil science from the University of Maine and has been a CT Licensed Custom Grounds Supervisor and Certified Arborist for over 35 years, was a founding member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)’s Organic Land Care Program in 1999 and he helped write the nation’s first organic land care standards with that volunteer group of scientists, academics, concerned citizens and land care professionals. The NOFA Standards for Organic Land Care: Practices for Design and Maintenance of Ecological Landscapes (link) remain the standards of care nationwide today. Nadeau also helped author the NOFA Organic Lawn & Turf Handbook, the only existing 100 percent organic guide for the care of home lawns and athletic fields geared to professionals, published by NOFA in 2007.
In 2008 Nadeau won the CT Award for Conservation Excellence by the New England Wildflower Association. In 2009 he won the Environmental Service Award by the NOFA Organic Land Care Program. In 2010 he was awarded the Hummingbird Environmental Stewardship Award by the Fairfield Organic Teaching Farm. In 2012 he received his 10-year NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional pin.
Nadeau’s love of the earth and all of its beings remains well established in the company’s mission 30 years later – all staff serve as tireless advocates for organic gardening and land care, working within natural systems and respecting and honoring the interconnectedness of all beings.
Plantscapes Organics is dedicated to providing the highest quality of organic land care design/build, maintenance and construction services in a thoughtful and conscientious way to create a beautiful, healthy environment for your family and pets while maintaining a respect for the ecology of the natural world around us.
For more information, call Plantscapes Organics at (203) 382-0335 or email:
Daniel Nadeau, Principle and Operations Manager
Vice President, Principle and Operations Manager
Daniel Nadeau became co-owner of the company in 1981 and helped guide the company to become the high-end organic land care provider upon which its excellent reputation is built. He is the Operations Expert - the guy that gets the work done. Dan works with the crews to ensure there is an owner of the company on the job and is a major force behind our quality reputation for workmanship. His knowledge of everything from general landscape maintenance, hardscapes, drainage and specialty pruning, to name a few, is a huge asset for our clients. His incredible work ethic is legendary among our peers.
Daniel is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and recently received the 10-year NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional Award. He is also a CT Licensed Custom Grounds Supervisor with 43 years of experience in land care and tree care. Among his specialties are assessing landscape problems and creating successful management plans. He also serves as an organizer for environmental clean-ups for his church.
Dan Corra joined Plantscapes Organics in 2007, bringing his unique energy and creative perspective to managing the business end of the company. A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and the University of New Haven, Dan holds degrees in both business management and marketing.
He values himself to be a highly organized and detail-focused individual with an exceptional track record of managing and completing projects. Dan is an enthusiastic supporter of the organic ethic and has a thirst for knowledge that fuels his continual growth toward organic land care proficiency. He is ceaseless in finding ways to streamline and organize the company to provide better value and control costs.
Today he manages the day-to-day functions of Plantscapes Organics, project management, plant sourcing, marketing and branding efforts, analyzing business models and implementing changes and customer relations.