Your Organic Gardening Resource
We are so excited to announce that SOUL was a finalist in the prestigious B.C. Real Estate Foundation 2014 Land Awards - Non-Profit Sector for its municipal organic land care training and accreditation pilot program. Funding for this program was received by the Real Estate Foundation of B.C., Vancity and Gaia College. Even though we didn't win, it was a great honor to be in such distinguished company.
Here is a video about our nominated project:
Organic Land Care Training & Accreditation for Local Governments
SOUL was formed in response to the growing need for ecologically responsible land care practices. We cultivate knowledge of organic land care and support its practice.
SOUL started by developing an organic standard for urban gardens to give a framework for home gardeners and landscape professionals to follow. A certification process to give our professional members an opportunity to prove their knowledge in organic gardening methods was then developed.
Having an Organic Land Care Standard provides the opportunity for dialogue with professionals, educators and the public on how we create and maintain landscapes and how all of this applies to the much larger area of urban development. It has application to the chronic environmental challenges stemming from the past and more significantly to future land development.
For education, Gaia College offers the extremely popular Organic Master Gardener course, which has now spread to many locations, with more to come! We also educate the public through the many free resources on this website and at various green industry events.
If you would like to get involved with SOUL, you can become a member through this website. We rely on our members to promote SOUL's goals in their communitites; there are many ways to contribute and have fun, too!