I think that the OMG was the single most enjoyable course I have taken (independent of a program). I think the course has taught me an immense amount, so much so that I don't even think I know how to put it into words. This year I am planning on growing most of my own food, not just eating from my garden.... but preserving it for the winter and also growing cold storage crops, and having a cold frame for some delectables to stay in the ground. I am doing this for my soul, and for the love of food that has taste!Charlese Nan 


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.

"At the deepest level of ecological... is an understanding of being imbedded in a larger whole, a cosmic whole, of belonging to the universe."
Fritjof Capra