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My name is Nicola Gunter and I am the Founder & Program Director of goodworm.

Through a variety of ways, I help connect people to plants + pollinators. I am a social worker turned social entrepreneur and Environmental + Nature Educator. 


I have over 15 years experience working with children/youth in a variety of roles such as mental health therapist and community coordinator. I have post-bachelor's degree training/education in the following:

     Horticulture as Therapy

     Organic Master Gardener

     Pollinator Stewardship

     Nat Geo Climate Change for the Classroom

     Earth Rangers Eco-anxiety into Eco-action 

     Raven Trust's Home on Native Land

As well, I have lived and gardened in plant hardiness zones 2B, 3B, 4B, and 9B.


Two-eyed seeing, hands-on learning, and scaffolding are core aspects of my pedagogy.


Let's connect! Let's grow! 


goodworm programs promote learning, creativity, sensory stimulation, skill-building and a sense of connection to Mother Earth

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