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About Us
Gaia Creations is owned and operated by Brian & Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper. Our small family business began in 2000 and over 15 years later we remain committed to our ecological design and implementation methods.

We began this business because of the need for ecologically minded land care services in the community. When we started Gaia Creations there was no landscape company in the Chico area that was chemical-free and ecologically sound. Thankfully there are more people practicing these methods today.

Stephanie & Brian also co-founded the Chico Permaculture Guild in 2009 as well as the local nonprofit, Earthshed Solutions, in 2015.  As part of their Fair Share, Stephanie & Brian volunteer their time on the board of directors of Earthshed Solutions and on various committees to help promote regenerative living in our community.

Land Care Solutions
for Planet and People
GAIA CREATIONS
Ecological Landscaping
& Permaculture Solutions

Brian and Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper
certified permaculture designers
licensed C-27 contractor #829954

PO Box 3358
Chico, CA 95927
530-321-9715  /  530-828-6390
info@gaiacreationsecoland.com
About this website
"...if you're a scientist, you could liken it [permaculture] to a miraculous wardrobe in which you can hang garments of any science or any art and find they're always harmonious with, and in relation to, that which is already hanging there. It's a framework that never ceases to move, but that will accept information from anywhere."  -Bill Mollison
Calendula flower

Published Articles
we have featured in or written ourselves

2005 Insideout Magazine Feature Article (Volume 2 Issue 7)
'Promoting Life One Yard at a Time' by Natelle Fitzgerald

2006 Insideout Magazine Contributor Article  (Volume 3 Issue 8)
'Following the Flow -A Look at Ecological Landscaping Methods' by Gaia Creations Ecological Landscaping                                  *Please note magazine editorial errors were corrected in next issue, refer to our website for the correct and revised version of our article

2011 Permaculture Research Institute of Australia Contributing Author  (June 16, 2011)
'From Grass to Habitat Garden – Our Front Yard 2005-2011' by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper
You can also find this article posted to our blog 6-13-2011 here.

2011 Permaculture Research Institute of Australia Contributing Author (October 28, 2011)
'Urban Pool-to-Pond Conversion – Two-Year Progress Report' by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper
You can also find this article posted to our blog 10-25-11 here

2011 Permaculture Research Institute of Australia Contributing Author (December 2, 2011)
'Companion Planting Information and Chart' by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper
You can also find this article posted to our blog 11-30-2011 here

2011 Chico News & Review Green Guide - Sustainability Section Article (December 22, 2011)
'Water, water everywhere -harvesting winter’s rain to keep summer’s soil moist' by Claire Hutkins Seda

2012 News from the Co-op -Local Business Spotlight (April, 2012)
'Gaia Creations' by Lauren Kennedy

2012 The Northern Permaculture Blog (Pohjoinen permakulttuuri) (July, 16, 2012)
'Beyond Companion Planting -'Guild Building' A Forest Garden'  by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper
translated into Finnish by Mari Korhonen

2012 Permaculture Research Institute of Australia Contributing Author (August 8, 2011)
'Due Diligence: Four O'clock Plants' by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper
You can also find this article posted to our blog 8-3-12 here

2013 Chico News & Review Green Guide - Sustainability Section Article (July 17, 2013)
'Not just for camping -New pilot study looks at long-term feasibility of composting toilets, gray-water systems' by Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia
Last updated: September 11, 2017
© Gaia Creations 2017 * PO Box 3358 Chico, CA 95927 * 530-321-9715 / 530-828-6390 * CA  #829954
earth care
people care
fair share

Classes and Workshops
we have taught or facilitated

2 day Practical Permaculture Introductory Workshops -with Cathe' Fish of Practical Permaculture
February 16 & 17, 2008 in Chico, CA -Private Residence
October 3 & 4, 2009 in Chico, CA -GRUB Cooperative
May 16 & 17, 2010 in Oroville, CA -Chaffin Family Orchards

72 Hour Practical Permaculture Design Courses -sponsored by Practical Permaculture
March 16 through March 23, 2009 -Rooster Hollow Farm in Nevada City, CA -with Cathe' Fish and Neil Bertrando
March 12 through March 20, 2011 -Bluebird Farm in Nevada City, CA -with Cathe' Fish and Neil Bertrando
April 12 & 13 and June 21 & 22, 2014 -Practical Permaculture Research Institute, Penn Valley, CA  -with Cathe' Fish
September 27 & 28 and Oct. 25 & 26, 2014 -Practical Permaculture Research Institute, Penn Valley, CA  -with Cathe' Fish

Permaculture: Re-Thinking the Way We Use Our Yards  -sponsored by Shasta Community Teaching Garden Workshop
April 15th, 2012 in Redding, CA -Lead instructor, Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper

Intro to Permaculture Workshop  -sponsored by Cultivating Community
June 23, 2012 in Chico, CA -Lead instructors, Stephanie and Brian Ladwig-Cooper

Watershed Restoration Techniques And Conscious Earthworks Workshop -sponsored by Perma-fun-K  
March 1, 2013 in Forest Ranch, CA -Collaborating facilitator for Design Techniques, Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper

Energy Efficient Design Using Zones and Sectors -sponsored by the Chico Permaculture Guild
March 29, 2015 in Oroville, CA -Collaborating instructors, Stephanie and Brian Ladwig-Cooper with Robert Henry

Contour Technology for WATER -sponsored by the Chico Permaculture Guild
April 26, 2015 in Oroville, CA -Collaborating instructors, Stephanie and Brian Ladwig-Cooper with Robert Henry

Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting System Installation -sponsored by the Chico Permaculture Guild
May 24th, 2015 in Chico, CA -Lead instructors, Stephanie and Brian Ladwig-Cooper

Laundry to Landscape Greywater System Installation -sponsored by the Chico Permaculture Guild
September 27, 2015 in Chico, CA -Lead instructor, Brian Ladwig-Cooper -certified greywater installer

Land Restoration & Water Retention Strategies -sponsored by the Chico Permaculture Guild
October 11, 2015 in Oroville, CA -Lead instructors, Robert Henry with Brian & Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper

Laundry to Landscape Greywater System Installation -sponsored by Earthshed Solutions
June 12, 2016 in Oroville, CA -Lead instructor, Brian Ladwig-Cooper -certified greywater installer

HOW Every Drop Counts, Solutions for Water Resiliance -sponsored by Earthshed Solutions
October 16, 2016 in Oroville, CA -Lead instructors, Robert Henry with Brian & Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper

HOW: Edible Forest Garden Primer -sponsored by Earthshed Solutions
December 11, 2016 in Chico, CA -Lead instructors, Stephanie & Brian Ladwig-Cooper


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Our company is committed to providing the local community with high quality, ecologically sound landscape services and education.

We provide Permaculture solutions to land care needs.  Permaculture means "permanent culture". We use design and implementation strategies to create abundance for you, your land and all its inhabitants.

The involvement with our Clients creates a partnership where we are both providing our community with healthy landscapes in tune with local ecosystems.
Akebia quinata bloomTurkey tail fungiApple blossomsGerminating Calendula seedDandelion flower
Swimming pool converted to closed loop aquaculture pondReused broken awning turned tomato trellisCrimson clover -nitrogen fixing cover crop for building soil healthVertical potato baskets -growing food in small spacesPergola built from FSC certified redwood -energy conservation for home through shade as well a trellis for vinesPonds are an ideal wildlife habitat for dragonflies and other aquatic beneficial insectsRaised bed garden with drip systems -perfect for people who struggle to bend over while gardeningFormal garden with fountainBackyard spiral garden planted with three sisters guild of corn, beans and squashEdible forest garden -perennial polyculture of fruit trees and perennial vegetables, herbs, vines and shrubs.Biofilter for pond -functions as water purifier, aquaponic tank, pond aerator, bird bath and invertebrate food and shelterRainwater harvesting trench with access bridgePermeable paving -flagstone pathwayMedicinal herb garden -echinacea, costmary, tansey and salvia