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Soil Food Web School - Regenerating Soil


Soil Foodweb School LLC
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Enrollment Date: May 27, 2024 Start Date: May 27, 2024



What’s Included: 

With the BioComplete Compost Bundle you are registering for the  Foundation Courses (FC) at the price of $3,900 (regular price $5,000), Stage 1 of the Grower Training Program (GTP) for free (regular price $1,540), the Introduction to Permaculture for free (regular price $200), 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 totalling 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

Prerequisite for Entry:

You must successfully complete the FC with an overall average of 90% or more.

You have 12 months to join the CTP, from the date you complete the FC.

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 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 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.

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 (SSRW):

  • 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.

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 have access to the schedule at the time of registration.



Cost and Payment Terms: BioComplete Compost Bundle

BioComplete Compost Bundle Full Access

A series of 5 payments of $780 each.

(Foundation Course regular price $5,000 less $1,100 discount)


Foundation Courses 1-4 (regular price $5,000) for $3,900

Stage 1 of the Grower Training Program (regular price $1,540) for no additional charge

The Introduction to Permaculture Course (regular price $200) for no additional charge

The 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$320 minimum for microscope and camera, and a further $50 for the lab equipment. 


$3,900 USD plus supplies



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:




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 BioComplete Compost Bundle.

For the Introduction to Permaculture

No refund is applicable as the Introduction to Permaculture is offered for FREE with the BioComplete Compost Bundle.

For the Soil Sponge Regeneration Workshop

No refund is applicable as the Soil Sponge Regeneration Workshop is offered for FREE with the BioComplete Compost 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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Soil Foodweb School LLC (“SOIL FOODWEB”) is committed to your right to privacy.  This privacy policy explains how we may use or disclose information that we obtain from or about you through your use or in connection with your use of our website.  For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, the term “website” or “websites” identifies all web pages found on or related to the following URL’s:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected].

How Do We Collect Personal Information:

SOIL FOODWEB provides access on or through its website to a wide range of content, services, and media.  Users may subscribe to register for classes and workshops, subscribe to electronic newsletters, request services, inquire about training sessions, and apply for job opportunities.  SOIL FOODWEB may require you to voluntarily provide personal information that we use to facilitate all of these features.

What Personal Information We Collect:

Personal information may include your name and contact information, like your company name, mailing address, phone number, user or login name, password, or email address, payment information (like credit card numbers).  Personal information also includes any written text or communications, notes, or inquiries that you provide either on our website or by e-mail communication directly or indirectly with SOIL FOODWEB.

How We Use Your Personal Information:  

SOIL FOODWEB uses (or “processes”) personal information only as necessary for our legitimate business interests, which include improvements to our products, services, and content on our website, and also in order to respond to queries or requests, complete registrations and payments, fulfill orders, and schedule service or training.  From time-to-time, SOIL FOODWEB may use personal information to contact you to send you information about our company, classes, or other services. 

You consent to these processes by providing your personal information.  You may update your personal information or “opt out” from receiving certain communications and correspondence from us at any time through email correspondence sent to [email protected].

Retention of Your Personal Information:

SOIL FOODWEB will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill respect processes, as well as to fulfill any obligations under applicable law.

Rights of Data Owners in and to their Personal Information:

Where applicable law requires (and subject to any exceptions), you may have the right to request SOIL FOODWEB to provide you with your personal information or to delete your personal information that is held by us.  You may also have the right to restrict or object to use or processing of your personal information. You may exercise these rights by contacting us through email correspondence sent to [email protected], using the subject line “Personal Information Review Request” or “Delete Account” or “Delete My Information.”

Disclosure And Access to Personal Information:

SOIL FOODWEB considers your use of our website to be private.  However, SOIL FOODWEB may access or disclose information about you and/or the content of your communications with us, in order to: (1) comply with the law or legal process served on SOIL FOODWEB; (2) enforce and investigate potential violations of our Terms of Use, including use of this site to participate in, or facilitate, activities that violate the law; or (3) protect the rights, property, or safety of SOIL FOODWEB employees, customers, or the public.  From time to time, SOIL FOODWEB may also disclose information to selected business partners, or other third parties offering products or services in which you may be interested, provided that such third parties agree to comply with the provisions of this Privacy Policy with respect to the use of your personal information. You consent to the access and disclosures outlined in this section.

How We Collect Non-Personal Information:

SOIL FOODWEB may obtain non-personal information from your use of our website and through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools.  These tools may include “Cookies,” which are pieces of information shared between your web browser and a website. Non-personal information may include information about the browser that you use to access the site, the operating system that you are running, what items you clicked on the applicable web page, how long you viewed a certain page, and information about the website you accessed immediately before you accessed our website.  SOIL FOODWEB may aggregate your non-personal information with the non-personal information of other users of SOIL FOODWEB’s website or of other non-personal information collected offline. SOIL FOODWEB also may collect anonymous aggregated information, like general traffic patterns within our website, to help maintain the flow and content of the website. Any and all of this non-personal information may be used to support SOIL FOODWEB’s commercial, marketing, and customer service activities, or for any other reason.

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SOIL FOODWEB may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses cookies to help websites analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the applicable website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for SOIL FOODWEB.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.  By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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Our website may contain third-party links that provide access to other websites, not maintained by SOIL FOODWEB or its affiliates.  If you click on these third-party links, you will be directed from our website to another external website, which SOIL FOODWEB has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, practices, or services.  Your use of any external website is not governed by this privacy policy.

Children’s Privacy:

SOIL FOODWEB does not knowingly solicit, collect, or retain information from any individuals who are under fourteen (14) years of age.  If we learn that we have obtained personal information of a child under 14, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

How We Secure Your Information:

To prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of such information, SOIL FOODWEB has put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures as well as encryption and transaction security software to attempt to safeguard and secure the information SOIL FOODWEB obtains from this website.  However, no safeguards or security procedures or software is completely effective, and we do not guarantee the absolute security of any information provided to SOIL FOODWEB through use of our website.

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Soil Foodweb School LLC occasionally creates live webinars for either promotional or educational purposes, or other. Should you choose to attend such a webinar, your voice and/or image may be recorded during the course of the webinar. Soil Foodweb School LLC retains the right to publish the recording of the webinar on its website ( and elsewhere. By attending the webinar, you are agreeing to this.

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SOIL FOODWEB reserves the right to revise this Privacy Policy from time to time in our discretion.  If SOIL FOODWEB makes modifications, SOIL FOODWEB will post the revised Privacy Policy on the website, which will take effect immediately upon posting. It is your responsibility to periodically review this Privacy Policy.

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