“Gaia College brings back all the lost information that previous generations enjoyed; we’re here, let’s work with what we have and quit wrecking the planet”.
We all have questions about the way things work, why the world is the way it is, and how we can help not only preserve but increase its health. Gaia college's Organic Master Gardener course presented simple yet detailed explanations of biological cycles here on earth. Between my classmates and I, we all agreed that there was one thing we were all doing too much of in our gardens, and that was simply just doing too much. There is no landscape crew that manages the rainforests, yet they seem to be doing alright. I will continue to study with Gaia College and further my knowledge in organic growing because there is a need for humanity to step up and correct our mistakes on this planet.
Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. True recognition. The college has changed my life and I wish I had discovered it earlier.
Today was our first class! I'm so impressed with the course material. Lots of substance and no fluff, just the way I like it! We viewed your DVD today on pesticides and it was so clear and concise. Thank you!
Tara Qua, Gabriola Island
Thanks for putting together such a great program, and you have awesome teachers!
Liz Nienaber, Victoria
Gaia College has given a focus to how I've always been wanting to live. Loved the course.
Thank you for your years of learning and educating yourself about the truth and helping us prepare to teach our children and grandchildren just how sacred everything is. I am happy that I can tell my children from a spiritual side and from a scientific side just how related we all are.
The OMG beautifully illustrated fundamental relationships within all systems on this living planet. It made me feel like I belonged to the earth and knew how to love it. I tell everyone, to take the course.... just take it! I would even take it again in a few years.... because I feel like there is so much more I could learn from it... again! I really enjoyed the experience... that I know is clear. I also really enjoyed you, your passion, your humour, your deeply intuitive knowledge. The OMG has inspired me...
The teachings of Gaia College could not be more timely than it is now and I truly hope that one day there will be Gaia "centers/colleges" sprinkled all over North America and beyond. My heartfelt congratulations go to you and your husband for this college and the courses you have created. I would just like to say that as much as I enjoyed learning the course, it was Connie that made it. She was an excellent instructor, passionate about her work and a joy to learn from. I think she's an excellent, inspiring role model for us all and a real asset to Gaia College.
It was great to hear about dowsing, paramagnetism, biological transmutation, and plant consciousness, which are barely talked of and generally unaccepted by the mainstream. It is truly miraculous how the soil food web functions in symbiosis with plants. I find it endlessly fascinating, and now realize how much respect the soil deserves. So thank-you! This has been a very valuable learning experience!
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
I have to tell you how much I am enjoying these classes. Up to now I've taken other courses which have covered much of the same material, but this time things are really clicking. I'm understanding more and retaining more of the information. I'm more aware of the implications of going organic not just in gardening but in other aspects of my life. It's like an epiphany. It sounds silly when I write it down, but it's made me so much more aware. Thank you.
Barb Bancroft, Vancouver
Thank you! My head is still spinning from the excellent course that you gave us on the weekend. I have already begun educating others and putting things into practice. Look forward to the Turf Management course.
Emma Baker, Organic Gardener
I have purchased both of your books and have subscribed to the online text and just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying the materials. I have studied horticulture at the college level and I am a master gardener but your material has answered many nagging questions that I was left with. I also love that you offer online certificates. I am planning to enroll in the certificates when work quiets down. You should be commended for the work you are doing to foster the organic landscaping movement! You are a role model for the gardening world!
Jason Teare, Organic Gardener
"Thank you very much for the awesome courses. They have made me a gardener."
Shane Tillapaugh, Eco Island Gardenscapes, Courtenay, B.C.
I learned more useful information in 3 days at this seminar, than I had in 2 years of horticulture college.
Dave Dittmar, Organic Landscaper
I really have to comment on the course.The principle is basic and simple but considering ... what has been taught in the academe (at least on my own experience), it was REVOLUTIONARY. Thank you so much for the awakening.
Raymund Luna, Philippines
Once again, you did it. My Paradigms have shifted. I am going to sit down and start going over your book right now. It was a pleasure and very interesting. You did a great job!
Greg Kennedy, Trail
This course has taught me to look at the whole picture and realize that I'm not just raising food but caring for and managing an ecosystem.
Don LaCroix, Organic Farmer
The course has given me a larger vision: the ability to stand back and assess those practical aspects of drainage, soil structure, irrigation needs, compaction concerns, site features and utilization, plant health and landscape protection. These practical aspects must continuously be related to the ever-present consideration of nature's need to strive towards a more balanced approach.Working with nature has more meaning for me, and, I hope, for those students with whom I interact.
Laurie Hardy, College Instructor
I am thrilled to have taken this course and felt myself challenged beyond expectation. It was an incredible learning experience for me, and also a huge lesson in self-motivation, time management, internet and computer skills, and general perseverance.
Alexanda von Rosen, Organic Landscaper