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 

Our Unique Programs

Holistic practices require knowledge of the natural processes upon which all life depends. Therefore the information presented in our programs is highly integrated, reflecting the integration of natural systems and processes.

To facilitate this paradigm shift we have developed our own comprehensive instructional materials, guiding students step-by step towards a new understanding of how nature works.

Students will be able to apply this knowledge in diverse situations, ranging from ornamental horticulture to small scale food production and environmental stewardship.

Our programs are designed to

  • Assist current professionals in their transition to sound environmental practices
  • Enable new students to become knowledgeable professionals in their fields of study
  • Provide a cooperative learning environment for the expression of ideas and knowledge
  • Be widely and easily accessible