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Meet The Team

Carla Weir

Garden Doctor – Primary Director / Operator

Carla Weir is a lifelong nurturer of gardens, healer of spirits, and seeker of connection.

Born in Broome, Carla inherited her enthusiasm and skills for permaculture from her mother, and through the souls of earth women before her. Determined to heal the earth of humanity’s toxic habits, Carla established Gaia’s Organic Gardens, where she mentors and empowers others to connect with their gardens, grow their own food, and embrace sustainable living practices.

Through Gaia, Carla facilitates popular workshops on topics as varied as fermented foods, edible weeds, natural beauty, and seed saving. She provides ‘garden doctor’ packages, kids programs, and a range of coaching services. Her award-winning blog is inspirational and informative. Keeping plants and people thriving is the driving force behind everything she does.

In addition, a portion of all funds collected by Gaia’s Organic Gardens is funnelled back into local community programs, and excess produce is distributed to those in need.

Carla has also been interviewed on radio several times and is currently filming something very exciting… and secret! In fact, you could say growing something new is Carla’s forte.

She has a swagful of qualifications from horticulture, to business, to marketing, and practices Reiki, meditation, and a range of other healing work. When not making the outside world a better place, she is looking after an energetic toddler and fantastic husband and thinking up new ways to build connections with family, community, and beyond.


Mark Petruzio

Garden Doctor – Supervisor

Whaa Gwaan!! (What’s going on!) awesome growers!! My name is Mark! I never work, ever! Pretty weird hey? Quite simply I love what I do and enjoy my days with this bunch of scallywags doing the best job in the world, everyday! Teaching beautiful people like you to be even more awesome but outside in the gardens!

Ms Carla put me in charge of keeping the ball rolling probably due to my obsession with learning everything about holistic, conscious, vibrational gardening and everything in between! I’ve studied and completed my Certificate 3 in Horticulture, Certificate 3 in Conservation and Certificate 3 in Land Management.

But my learning continues! I can’t wait to share with you what we know and have you teach us in return! Happy Gardening and Healthy Gardening!

Karen Bernhart

Garden Doctor – Guardian of the Gardens

Hi , I’m Karen and I am just in love with nature. It is my happy place. The more nature I can plant in this world the better off we all are and the happier I am. Especially when it is edible and organically created, planted and reared.

I love the work I do creating sustainable, environment and human friendly edible gardens in peoples home. I love seeing how much joy and peace and health it brings to their lives and that of their children’s. (And who knows eventually children’s, children)

I love coming back to peoples homes to do our maintenance rounds and seeing their gardens flourish with edible flowers and fresh produce. Bees and ladybirds doing their thing playing out their important roles.

I am passionate about we are what we eat and roll modelling this to our children. connecting people and children with the origin of their food and how it is grown is vital in the good health of the produce.

Michael Maynard

“Trade Qualified Carpenter and Wicking Bed Builder

I am the trade qualified carpenter at Gaias Organic Gardens and I build the timber wicking beds.

The wicking beds are made from 100% recycled timber, the base is made from h3 treated timber which means its termite resistant and the rest is made from pallets that would otherwise end up in landfill.

I love being apart of the team at Gaias Organic Gardens as it gives me a chance to be creative with carpentry and i get to learn about recycling and sustainability along the way.

What Our Customers Say

"I’ve grown vegis before but I’ve never seen anything quite like this!"
Richard Muskett
"Thanks so much for our vegi garden,the kids are having a ball."
O’Reilly Family
"Carla is energetic & hardworking, she really knows her stuff!"
Rina D’Angelo

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