Soil Food Web School - Regenerating Soil

Enrollment Agreement - Biocomplete™ Compost Bundle 2024 (Payment Plan)


Soil Foodweb School LLC
www.soilfoodweb.com
1-503-809-2349
[email protected]
PO Box 287

 

 

STUDENT INFORMATION

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Enrollment Date: July 18, 2024 Start Date: July 18, 2024

 

COURSE INFORMATION AND FEES

What’s Included: 

With the BioComplete™ Compost Bundle you are registering for the Foundation Courses (FC) at the price of $4,150 (regular price $5,000), Stage 1 of the Grower Training Program (GTP) for free (regular price $2,000), the Introduction to Permaculture for free (regular price $299), and the Soil Sponge Regeneration Workshop for free (regular price $300). Note: Access to the GTP is conditional upon you achieving an overall average of 90% or more in the FC.

 

Foundation Courses (FC):

  • Series of 4 self-paced, online courses covering the theory and application methodology behind the Soil Food Web Approach. This comprises 63 lectures totaling more than 40 hours of lectures.
  • Includes access to the FC Forum where students can interact with each other, Dr. Ingham and the Faculty. Access to the FC Forum is for 12 months from when a student begins the FC. After 12 months, FC Forum access is changed to read only and will remain in place for as long as we maintain the Forum.
  • Printable/downloadable materials: Lecture slides, course manual, glossary.

 

How Much Time You’ll Need to Commit:

Students typically require about 150 hours in order to complete the FC at a reasonable pace.

We expect that a student can complete the FC in 4 weeks, if studying full-time. The maximum time allowed to complete the FC is 12 months.


Stage 1 of the Grower Training Program (GTP): The BioComplete™ Compost Practicum

What’s Included:

  • 26 hours of mentor time to help you develop your composting skills and complete the Certified Lab Tech Program (CLP).
        Note: this will include all time spent by your mentor on: reviewing your reports and any questions submitted; correspondence by email, telephone, virtual meeting etc..
  • Access to the CTP Forum where the student can interact with Dr. Ingham, the faculty, and school alumni, for as long as we maintain the Forum.
  • The Certified Lab-Tech Program
    • 8 hours of One-on-One Microscopy Training
    • Microscopy Proficiency Assessment (MPA)
    • The How to Launch Your Lab Guidebook, available upon successful completion of the MPA.
  • If you successfully complete the CLP and pass the MPA, you may be listed on the Soilfoodweb.com website as a Certified Soil Food Web Lab-Technician, if you wish. In order to retain your certification, you will be required to retake the MPA 6 months after your first certification, and then every 12 months after that. If you fail to recertify, you will be removed from the website.
  • You must complete the CLP within the first 9 months of joining the GTP. 
  • On successful completion of GTP Stage 1, you qualify to enroll in GTP Stage 2: The BioComplete™  Liquid Practicum, which is not included in this bundle.
    You will not be able to graduate the GTP unless you complete all 3 Stages.
  • On successful completion of all 3 stages of the GTP, you may be listed on Soilfoodweb.com as a graduate if you choose. 

 

How Much Time You’ll Need to Commit:

GTP Stage 1 - The BioComplete Compost Practicum

Students typically need to make at least 6 compost piles before they can achieve the required standards for passing the compost practicum. If you have the resources, you can make multiple piles, with varying recipes, simultaneously, to save time. Each pile will require up to 28 days to complete, once built. A reasonable time-frame for the compost practicum is 3-12 months. Some students may take longer.

GTP students are expected to complete the CLP while simultaneously working on Stage 1 of the GTP.

Students are expected to complete all three stages of the GTP within 2 years. The maximum allowable time for completion of the GTP is 3 years after which your enrollment in the GTP will expire.


Introduction To Permaculture (IPC):

  • Series of 18 self-paced, online lectures covering the theory and principles of the Permaculture design system.
  • Printable/downloadable materials: Lecture slides, course manual, glossary.

How Much Time You’ll Need to Commit:

Students typically require about 40 hours in order to complete the IPC at a reasonable pace.

We expect that a student can complete the IPC in 1 week, if studying full-time. You will have access to the IPC content for as long as we maintain the program.


Soil Sponge Regeneration Workshop (SSW):

  • Series of 5 online/virtual, participatory workshop sessions covering: what the Soil Sponge is, how it can be restored and what the benefits are to various stakeholders.
  • You’ll receive printable/downloadable materials with this workshop.

How Much Time You’ll Need to Commit:

Each session of the workshop will last approximately 2.5 hours and will be scheduled either once per week, over five weeks, or once per day, over a 5-10 day period.

Note: The actual schedule of your workshop may vary from this. You will have access to the schedule at the time of registration. 

 

 

Cost and Payment Terms: BioComplete™ Compost Bundle 2024

 
 

BioComplete™ Compost Bundle Full Access

A series of 5 payments of $830 each.

(Foundation Courses regular price $5,000 less $850 discount)

Includes

Foundation Courses 1-4 (regular price $5,000) for $4,150

Stage 1 of the Grower Training Program (regular price $2,000) for no additional charge

The Introduction to Permaculture Course (regular price $299) for no additional charge.

Soil Sponge Regeneration Workshop (regular price $300) for no additional charge.

Note: Access to the GTP is conditional upon you achieving an overall average of 90% or more in the FC. 

GTP Supplies

You will need various items. Cost will vary depending on the scale of your project and the quality of the equipment you select. The minimum budget is approximately $1,000.

CLP Supplies:

You will need a compound microscope, a microscope camera and some ancillary lab equipment such as pipettes and beakers to complete this program. The cost of the microscope and camera will vary depending on the equipment you select. Budget: USD$400 minimum for microscope and camera, and a further $50 for the lab equipment.

TOTAL COST:

$4,150 USD plus supplies

 

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS 

Cancellation: You may cancel enrollment by giving written notice to Soil Food Web School. Unless the school has discontinued the program, you are financially obligated to the school. Our refund policy is as follows:

 

Cancellation 

Refund

For the FC ONLY: If you have watched less than half the lectures (i.e. less than 32 lectures)  and you are within 30 days of registration, you are entitled to: 

A full refund.

For the FC ONLY: After completing half or more or of the lectures or after 30 days from the date of registration, whichever comes first.

No refund is available.

For the Stage 1 of the GTP 

No refund is applicable as Stage 1 of the GTP is offered for FREE with the Consultant Kickstarter Bundle.

For the Introduction to Permaculture

No refund is applicable as the Introduction to Permaculture is offered for FREE with the Consultant Kickstarter Bundle.

For the Soil Sponge Workshop

No refund is applicable as the Soil Sponge Workshop is offered for FREE with the Consultant Kickstarter Bundle.

 

The School reserves the right to terminate a student’s participation for unsatisfactory progress, nonpayment of tuition, or failure to abide by established standards as defined in the School’s Code of Conduct. Although the school may provide placement assistance, the school does not guarantee job placement to graduates upon program completion or upon graduation.

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Signed by Dr. Elaine Ingham
Signed On: July 9, 2024


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