Heidi Hermary, founder of Society of Organic Urban Lancare —Michael Hermary – Secretary / Treasurer – SOUL
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
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
Note: This blog summarizes important, cutting edge research and other interesting information from many different sources.
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.
"Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money."
Michael Hermary – Secretary / Treasurer – SOUL