My name is Nicola Gunter and I am the Founder & Program Director of Goodworm Garden Programs. Through a variety of ways, I help connect people to plants. I grew up on a farm, gardening in zone 3b. I have also lived and gardened in zones 7b (Victoria, BC) and 5a (southern AB). 


am a Mother, Auntie, Organic Master Gardener, Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner, Urban Farmer and Educator.  I have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work with an Indigenous People's Focus. As a Social Worker I do not support the colonial child welfare institution as I believe it is a continuation of the residential school genocide project. 

Check out my LinkedIn here! 


The interconnecteness of all things is an important part of my pedagogy. I seek to help dismantle colonial narratives and structures because all things we do, including gardening, are inherently political. 

I am often approached by community leagues, libraries, and schools. Let's connect! Let's grow! 

Check out my interview with the Land Stewardship Centre here!




Community Collaboration
Cultivating diverse relationships and working together.
 Shared learning, mutual benefit, and the interconnectedness of all things. 

Accessible education
Garden knowledge should be accessible with an emphasis on traditional ecological knowledge.