My husband and I recently attended the 3 day Organic Soil Management Course, with Heide Hermary instructing. It was the most amazing three (full!) days. Many questions were answered and new ones formed. I know I will continue learning through additional courses and the online resources and research made available through Gaia. It was an absolute privilege to be taught by Heide. Her knowledge and passion for the program were palpable through every topic. She reminds us to question, and to pay attention. That we never stop learning is a given. After taking this course, I sincerely doubt I will look at anything, never mind soil, the same way again. Doors and windows have been opened and the path is clear. A remarkable gift. Thank you. Michelle and Steve White 




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 ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done -- challenging us to a realization of a new humanity."
Dr. Jean Houston