Heide is an award-winning educator who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm through teaching, writing and community participation. Her 2 books are the culmination of 10 years of learning, research and work to develop sustainable horticulture practices for us all.
She is the founder of Gaia College, which runs both classroom and online courses in various aspects of organic horticulture. Classroom courses are currently being run in Victoria, Burnaby, Parksville, and Stony Plain, Alberta, and will be coming to other communities soon.
Heide is also one of the founders of SOUL (the Society for Organic Urban Land Care), a non-profit organization that is helping communities to transition to organic practices.