Restoring Nature to the World’s Soils
Learn how to help farmers restore their Soil Biology,
increase their profits and grow food in harmony with nature.
Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web Approach
IDENTIFY which groups of microorganisms are lacking in the soil
BOOST their numbers using Biocomplete™ Compost and Liquids
ADOPT natural farming techniques to ensure biology survives
Here’s what our students are saying
Helping Farmers to Find a Better Way …
Diminishing Soil Fertility
With a restored soil food web in place, plants can control the nutrient cycling happening in their root zones, accessing the minerals that are stored in organic matter and in the parent material. Plants get a constant flow of nutrients that they control.
Watch the animation on nutrient cycling for more info.
Diseases, Pests & Weeds
The soil food web provides protection against pests and diseases and also inhibits the growth of weeds.
For more information watch the animations on suppressing pests and diseases, as well as weed suppression.
How We Can Help
When the soil food web is restored, farmers no longer need to apply chemicals as ecosystem functions are restored. Reduced irrigation and plowing requirements also result in cost savings.
For more visit How It Works.
Shane Plath, Passionate Horticulturalist.
in South Africa, employing over 2,000 people.
The Soil Food Web is an Essential Component
of a Healthy Ecosystem.
Bird & Insect Populations
With the soil food web in place and the use of natural farming practices, pesticides are not required. The soil food web naturally supports plant health and protects plants from attack.
Watch the animation on Pests & Diseases for more info.
Plants absorb carbon from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and they invest some of this into the soil (~40%), to feed microorganisms. It’s estimated that by regenerating the world’s soils we could halt and even reverse climate change within 15-20 years!
Watch the animation on Soil Carbon Sequestration.
The soil food web microorganisms build soil structure that prevents erosion by wind and rain. Compaction layers are broken-up, allowing water and plant roots to penetrate deeper, fostering healthier growth and increased productivity.
Watch the animation on the formation of soil to learn more.
Dr. David Johnson
New Mexico State University
Soil Food Web Approach
After discovering the Soil Food Web Approach (Nature’s Soil Operating System) nearly four decades ago and pioneering research in the field, Dr. Elaine Ingham is recognized as the foremost soil biologist in the world.
The complete Soil Food Web can be found in virgin soils around the world.
Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web Approach is the key to rapid and effective soil regeneration. Only with the complete soil food web in place, can the ecological functions of the soil be restored, protecting and purifying the world’s waterways, reversing Climate Change and providing super-nutritious foods. Using BioComplete™ Soil Amendments, most soils can be regenerated in the first growing season.
What Students Are Saying
“I'm learning so much that I never knew before, after receiving a degree in Horticulture. She explains everything so well and precise! I'm so excited to start this journey with the Soil Food Web School!”Kyle BabcockSoil Food Web Student
“I intend on this becoming my career and I am loving every minute! Worth every penny! She does a really good job breaking down complex systems in a way that is easy to understand.”Jennifer RalstonSoil Food Web Student
“It was one of the greatest classes I have ever taken and I’m very excited at the possibility of being able to take the Consultant Training Program.”Adam QueenSoil Food Web Student
“I would like to thank Dr. Elaine for her dedication to making our soils healthy and the excellent presentations she made during her lectures. She was very thorough and clear. I enjoyed it immensely!”Lynn ThurstonBlue Sky Produce
“I'd been somewhat floundering in and out of the scientific world for a lot of my adult life, not finding much to feel inspired about, and I feel like that's shifted with finding the Soil Food Web School.”Joshua StoneSoil Food Web Student
“There's nobody like her in the world! I don’t want to listen to anybody else because nobody else knows what she knows!”John GehlSoil Food Web Student
“Great information, it has given me a new outlook for the future of farming.”Vernon HafsoSoil Food Web Student
“I’ve taken many different adult education courses and professional certifications throughout my career and I do appreciate this format. I find it to be very adaptable to people’s different situations and learning styles. Obviously the content is invaluable.”Eamon GradySoil Food Web Student
“I am overwhelmed by the depth and thoroughness of these courses…I am still amazed at the amount of content. Absolutely love it… The classes are absolutely fabulous.”Rob MosierSoil Food Web Student
“I have greatly appreciated this course. It has filled in gaps in my knowledge on how to heal depleted soil.”April DivineSoil Food Web Student
Proof it’s Working on Six Continents
Using Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web Approach can produce some impressive results.
Here is what some farmers have reported:
up to 150%
nutrient cycling animation.
up to 100%
up to 50%
Join a Growing
Be a part of an international community of change agents who are making an impactful difference in the effort to rescue our planet.
We train people who help farmers to transition away from using chemicals, to using biology. This results in significant benefits to the farmer and to the environment, as well as to the consumer.