The all-new Foundation Courses are designed to introduce Growers and Biologists focused on growing plants without toxic chemicals as well as people who are passionate about Soil Carbon Sequestration, to the Soil Food Web.
Do you want to understand how nature really works? Learn how plants exchange nutrients with the world of microorganisms that populate healthy living soils. And how nature has been growing plants and trees successfully without any chemicals or artificial fertilizers for millions of years!
With the Soil Food Web in place, plants are continually given access to the abundance of nutrients that are in the mineral particles of the soil itself. Learn how plants feed and breed an army of microorganisms in the root-zone, and how these microbes harvest nutrients from soil and rock particles, as well as from organic matter, thus providing the plant with any nutrients it requires - on demand!
There is no better way to grow plants than the way which nature herself has devised. Plants and Trees are in full control of the army of microbes that they command which nourish and protect plants from diseases and pest organisms. Restoring the Soil Food Web is the essence of all soil restoration practices and is the foundation of Soil Carbon Sequestration.
Plants absorb carbon from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and they invest a substantial proportion of this into the soil, to the feed microorganisms. This is the basis of the mechanism that pumps carbon into the world's soils. It has been estimated that by regenerating the world's soils using the Soil Food Web, we can reverse Climate Change within 5 years!
In these courses you will learn the underpinning science of the Soil Food Web, delivered in an easy to understand series of classes, specially designed for those with no scientific background. You will learn how to increase productivity by over 300% (in some cases) whilst simultaneously reducing costs and water usage by over 50%. You will also learn about how the Soil Food Web can be introduced to all soil types and settings in any climate on planet earth.
This course is focused on the production of solid-form BioComplete Soil Amendments. You will learn about the various stages involved in this process, from understanding and sourcing the specific materials required, to preparing these and using them in a series of closely-controlled stages that, will result in the presence of all the groups of microorganisms that make up the Soil Food Web.
There are a variety of application methods that can be used to reintroduce the Soil Food Web to the soil using BioComplete Soil Amendments. You will learn about all of these and how to select the most appropriate course of action based on a number of factors.
In order to effectively introduce the Soil Food Web to the above ground part of the plant, Liquid BioComplete Amendments must be sprayed directly onto the foliage, stems, trunks and other areas.
This course covers the process by which Liquid BioComplete Amendments are produced, balanced and applied.
Shadowing microscopy was used by Dr Ingham and a team of biologists to discover and catalog all the different groups of microorganisms that comprise the Soil Food Web and to identify their roles and functions, over a 7 year period from 1978 to 1985. These discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of the soil.
In this course, you will learn how to use the compound microscope and shadowing techniques to identify and quantify the various, key groups of microorganisms in the Soil Food Web.
Mastering the microscope will empower you to assess your soils and the BioComplete Amendments that you are producing.
This course is not essential if you wish to employ the services of a Soil Foodweb Consultant, as they will be able to provide this service to you. This course is a prerequisite for those wishing to become Professional Soil Food Web Consultants.
Yes the Foundation Courses are 100% online, theory based courses. You will watch a series of lectures and take a short quiz after each one.
Yes they are. You will need to commit around 100 hours in order to complete the 4 courses. You will be given access for 12 months - this is because we recognise that absorbing this much material requires a consistent and sustained effort. Time extensions after 12 months are considered on an individual basis.
You can start as soon as you sign up.
They have already been launched!
The regular price is $5,000 for the 4 courses.
Students typically require about 100 hours in order to complete the FC at a reasonable pace. We would advise you to take your time and make notes that you can refer back to later. Students typically require about 100 hours in order to complete the FC at a reasonable pace. We would strongly advise you to take your time and to make detailed notes that you can refer back to later. You will be able to download the slides from all the lectures and also the Course Manual which provides a great deal of supplemental information and an extensive glossary. You’ll be able to watch the lectures repeatedly for 12 months. You’ll be able to watch the lectures repeatedly."You’ll be able to watch the lectures repeatedly.
The courses are designed for people with no background in the field. Basic chemistry and/or biology is an advantage.
Students wishing to pursue a career as a Soil Foodweb Consultant will need to progress from the FC to the Consultant Training Program. Qualified consultants are currently in very high demand.
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