Help farmers to heal our planet and feel good about going to work, everyday.
Build a profitable, meaningful career as a Soil Food Web Consultant.
PUTTING THE THEORY INTO PRACTICE AND MAKING A CHANGE IN THE WORLD
Once you’ve completed the Foundation Courses, you can join the Consultant Training Program and gain all the practical skills and confidence you’ll need to start your new career as a Soil Food Web Consultant!
Many farmers feel trapped by their dependence on chemicals, due to diminishing soil fertility. Help them to improve yields, control weeds & diseases, conserve water, and increase profits.
Heal Our Planet
Our soils are being destroyed. Insects and animals populations are being decimated. Climate Change is happening all around us! You can be a part of the soil-ution to all of these problems.
Make an Impact!
Soil Food Web Consultants are in high demand. You can enjoy a profitable career, making a significant difference for farmers and for our environment. Some of our consultants earn over $1,000/day!
LEARN HOW BECOMING A CONSULTANT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD.
CERTIFICATION IS MENTOR-LED.
The Consultant Training Program is where you get to put all the theory from Dr. Elaine’s™ Foundation Courses into practice. You will be supported through the 3-stage program by our CTP Mentoring Team. This team comprises a group of people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets including PhD biologists & highly experienced Soil Food Web Consultants, who work closely with Dr. Ingham. You’ll receive 56 hours of mentoring time, and will be able to arrange 1-to-1 sessions with your mentor online.
Our mentoring team comprises PhD biologists and soil consultants with many years of field experience!
TO COMPLETE THE CTP
Stage 1. The BioComplete™ Compost Practicum
In Stage 1 you will perfect the art of making BioComplete™ compost using the techniques you have studied in the Foundation Courses and submit samples for analysis of your results. You will also develop your microscopy skills as you work one-to-one with your mentor.
Stage 2. The BioComplete™ Liquids Practicum
In Stage 2 you will produce BioComplete™ extracts and teas using the techniques studied in the Foundation Courses. You may be required to purchase some equipment in order to complete these tasks, depending on the scale of your project. Please see the FAQs for more information. There are also a number of advanced classes to be taken in Stage 2.
Stage 3. The Final Project
In the final project you will be required to regenerate the soil on a small plot of land. You will begin by producing a site assessment and subsequently a biological plan. Once this has been approved, you will proceed by treating the soil with the BioComplete™ amendments which you made in Stages 1 & 2. You will then monitor the soil biology and other metrics, submitting samples to your mentor for verification at key stages. Upon successful completion of Stage 3, you will be awarded a completion certificate.
As a CTP student you can join the CTP Forum, which is accessible only to other CTP students and graduates. In the CTP Forum you will be able to ask questions about your projects and get support from other consultants and from Dr. Elaine Ingham. Members of the forum regularly organize group webinars where they discuss complex topics with Dr. Ingham. You’ll get access to all previously recorded webinars.
Our consultants are part of a growing global movement
People around the world are working to reverse climate change and halt the ecological destruction that’s taking place. Some Soil Food Web Consultants are in high demand and we see this increasing rapidly as big business is looking for solutions to the existential threats that are now facing humanity. Soil carbon is recognized as a big part of the solution, and the price of carbon is set to rise, making this a viable industry.
We understand that this is a big investment of time and money. Some Soil Food Web Consultants are able to earn in excess of $1,000/day. So it is worth it, if you put in the time and effort!
A TYPICAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SOIL FOOD WEB CONSULTANT
Using the microscope to assess the condition of the soil food web is an important part of the job. You will also be using other equipment to evaluate the overall condition of the soil.
Restoring the Soil Food Web
Providing BioComplete™ amendments, or helping farmers to produce and apply these on-sight.
Training farmers in the management practices required to maintain the biology once it has been established.
Knowing that you are making a difference to the world is one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences.
BioComplete™ Compost Practicum
Make your inoculum
BioComplete™ Liquids Practicum
Convert from solid to liquid
Regenerate your soil
Commit to all three stages at once and save $300
CONSULTANT TRAINING PROGRAM
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
BE A CHANGE AGENT WITH A FULFILLING CAREER WHEN YOU BECOME A SOIL FOOD WEB CONSULTANT.
The amount of time required depends on your other commitments. Some students have completed the CTP in 1 year, but most take longer, with the average being about 2 years.
The only requirement is completion of the Foundation Courses with a 90% average – this will ensure entry. If you score less than 90% then you may still be considered for entry, but entry is not guaranteed.
You will need to purchase several pieces of equipment in order to complete each stage. The precise budget will depend on the size of your final project. Your mentor will be able to advise you on equipment selection. The minimum requirements are likely to cost around $1,000.
There are several possibilities: You may be offered employment by one of the organizations that is associated with Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web School, which are actively recruiting Consultants for deployment around the world; you may decide to offer your services to farmers in the area where you live, establishing your own business; the Soil Food Web School is often approached by farmers looking for a referral to a consultant etc.
This is not currently possible, but we are working on establishing a research and training facility at which you may be able to complete your training with Dr. Ingham and her team.