Business Skills for Land Care Professionals – online
Organic Land Care Diploma – Gaia College
Basic Botany – Oregon State University
BSc, BA, MA – University of Toronto
Laurie Smith is a recent graduate of Gaia College’s Organic Land Care Diploma program. Prior to embarking on her journey of learning about and embracing the practices of organic land care, she worked in the field of kinesiology and injury rehabilitation where she ran her own business for sixteen years.
Her parents grew their own fruits and vegetables, composted, and instilled in her a deep appreciation of Nature and creatures of all sizes. She remembers being given a detention in Grade 1 for slapping a classmate who wilfully killed a large earthworm in the schoolyard!
In her years of running a business, Laurie has experienced the joys and tribulations of bookkeeping, account management, spreadsheets, planning, marketing and customer relations, and is looking forward to assisting fellow entrepreneurs in navigating through the intricacies of understanding, researching and ultimately operating a business.