Thanks again for doing such a great job with the OMG course. It’s provided lots of great resources that I’ve been able to pull from. Just recently the local community gardeners were asking us... and whether or not it truly is organic. Between the resources on the Gaia website and Soul, I was able to answer all their questions and provide them with the tools for more educated opinions around labeling. That’s just one example, I use the information the course provided weekly, and my position at LEPS doesn’t focus on gardening! Kim Greenwood
Special Projects Coordinator
Langley Environmental Partners Society 


We are thrilled to announce that Gaia College received the prestigious 2014 B.C. Real Estate Foundation Private Sector Land Award for our work in teaching sustainable land care! It is a great honor to find ourselves in the distinguished company of so many amazing people, all focused on sustainable and environmentally sound land use. Here is a short video about us, in support of our nomination:

What is Organic Land Care?

Organic land care is the design, installation and maintenance of landscapes to promote and preserve environmental health both above and below ground.

These practices arise from the understanding that all organisms in nature are interdependent, and in order to have healthy plants we must foster the health of their entire ecosystem.

Organic land care practices go beyond integrated pest management, beyond the use of so-called organic fertilizers and pesticides. They acknowledge the concept of intrinsic health, and seek to create environments that cater to the well-being of all their inhabitants.

Organic land care professionals know that they are but stewards of the land, and can at best hope to work WITH nature, never to dominate it.

"The lasting pleasures of contact with the natural world...are available to anyone who will place himself under the influence of Earth, sea and sky and their amazing life."
Rachel Carson