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The Permaculture Bundle

Learn the Foundations of Rapid Soil Regeneration

Generate an Income Assessing Soil Samples from Home

With Our In-Depth Online Programs &
Dedicated Study, You Can…

Learn the Theory

Complete the Foundation Courses Online

In this series of 63 lectures, you’ll learn the theory behind the Soil Food Web, including how to make, assess and apply BioComplete™ Compost and liquid inoculums.

Master the Microscope

Complete the Certified Lab-Tech Program

As a Certified Soil Food Web Lab-Tech, you’ll have the skills to show farmers what their soil needs to boost yields. If you’re a farmer, you’ll be able to really see what’s happening in your own soil!

Generate Income

Start Assessing Soil and Compost
Samples

Having their soil assessed is often the first step farmers want to take when they start thinking about soil biology. Some of our lab-techs charge $120 or more per sample. 

150% Increase in Yields with Many Costs Reduced by 60%
"Our farm was in serious trouble, but after implementing Dr. Elaine’s approach we increased our yield by 150% in a single season, and repeated these results on different soils at different farms. We also cut many input costs such as fertilizers by at least 60%."

Shane Plath, Passionate HorticulturalistOrganic Banana Farm Owner, Employing 2,000 People

Here are a few of the benefits for FARMERS:

Higher Yields

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 multiply 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, anytime! The result: super-healthy plants and super-nutritious foods for us humans!

Reduced Costs

If the correct management practices are adopted and if it is not disturbed, the soil food web can remain in place indefinitely – ensuring a constant supply of nutrients to the crops. Farmers no longer need to continually apply fertilizers and other chemical inputs. Another area where costs are reduced is irrigation: water requirements are often slashed by 50% in year 1. This is because of the increased water holding capacity of a well-structured soil and the increase in organic matter.

Better Quality

Increasing the quality of the yield is an important factor that can have a significant impact on profits. We have worked with many producers who have reaped the rewards of improving quality e.g tomato growers in South Africa who increased the percentage of their Grade 1 Produce from 18% to 50% in just 1 year. Shelf life can also be significantly improved by the soil food web. It is not currently understood how this works, but the results have been demonstrated.

Disease & Weed Suppression

The army of microbes that comprise the soil food web not only nourishes plants and trees, it also protects them from diseases and pest organisms. By covering the surfaces (above and below ground) of the entire plant of tree, beneficial microorganisms form a protective layer that prevents diseases from attacking the plant. This is just one way in which plants and trees are protected from diseases and pests. The presence of a balanced soil food web also drastically reduces weed pressure by creating conditions that are not advantageous to weeds.

Restoring the Soil Food Web is the Essence of all Soil Restoration Practices.

Most soil-regeneration systems require a minimum of 5 years before the results start to dramatically improve.
Learn how to fast-track the process and regenerate soils in just a few months with Dr. Elaine’s™ Approach!

Here are some of the benefits to the ENVIRONMENT, of restoring the soil food web:

Carbon Sequestration

Plants absorb carbon from the atmosphere during photosynthesis and they invest a substantial proportion of this into the soil (~40%), 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 could halt and even reverse climate change within 15-20 years!

Protecting Insects & Plants

Recent studies have shown that the world’s insect populations have been declining by around 25% every decade for the last 30 years! Bird populations are also plummeting and other animals are being affected too. The major causes have been identified as habitat destruction and the use of pesticides.

Clean Rivers & Oceans

Typically only about 40% of the inorganic fertilizers, applied by conventional farmers, are absorbed by plants. The rest pollutes our air, rivers, lakes and oceans, causing major damage to those ecosystems and to the world’s oceans. With the soil food web in place and the use of holistic management practices, inorganic fertilizers are not required.

Prevent Soil Erosion

The earth’s topsoil’s are being eroded at an alarming rate – some recent estimates suggest that we only have between 30-60 years left before they are completely depleted. The soil food web is nature’s way of building the structure that prevents soils being washed-away by heavy rain or blown away by the wind. Intensive plowing and the use of chemicals destroys this structure, leaving the soil vulnerable to erosion.

The Soil Food Web is Nature’s Operating System

There is no better way to grow plants than the way which nature herself has devised.
In the Foundation Courses you will learn the underpinning science of the soil food web, delivered in an easy to understand series of lectures, specially designed for those with no scientific/agricultural background.

Saved Client $1 Million While Eliminating Pesticides & GMO

“One of my clients out in the Midwest does soy and corn. In 3 years they completely eliminated Roundup… switched over to non GMO, and just that alone had saved them over $1M… What business can you go into, make money, and yet you’re giving back to society? You’re giving back to the environment and you’re giving back to your children.”

Todd Harrington, Harrington’s Organic Land Care

We Know These Are Uncertain Times

We also know that the demand for locally produced food is strong and that our planet’s food production systems will only be as healthy as our farmers’ soils.

Serious About a Career in Soil Regeneration?

Upon graduating from the Foundation Courses, you can immediately apply to our Soil Food Web Consultant Training Program, but why not become a Certified Lab-Tech first and start making a little money and a lot of contacts, who may one day become your clients?

Meet Some of the Soil Food Web Consultants

Money-Back Guarantee

You’ll get a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee on the total price paid ($3,750). The only condition is that you have watched 30 lectures or less of the Foundation Courses.

Not a Scientist? Not a Farmer? Not a problem.

Some of our students are farmers, or agricultural professionals, and some are people with no relevant background, who have a passion for the planet.

If you are looking for a new meaningful and impactful career, this could be for you!

Take a look at this video to meet some of the people who have trained at the Soil Food Web school.

The Soil Food Web Approach To Farming

There are so many reasons why conventional agriculture is not working. Farmers spend thousands of dollars each year to improve soil fertility and to protect their crops against pests and disease, but the results are frustratingly ineffective.

Many farmers are realizing that the chemical approach to agriculture is a never-ending story, which results in pollution of our rivers and oceans and the destruction of natural habitats.

The Soil Food Web Approach offers farmers a way out. Working in harmony with nature can be far more cost effective and rewarding than you might imagine. This 3-step process enables farmers to reduce their expenses and to increase their yields. Take a look at the video for more information.

Together, We Can Heal Our Planet

As you complete Dr. Elaine’s™ Foundation Courses, you’ll join our global Soil Food Web community, comprised of people who are out there making a difference. As part of our community, you’ll get access to the Foundation Courses Forum and to regular live Q&A webinars with Dr. Elaine and her team.

Completing and passing the Foundation Courses with a 90% average grade will ensure that you are automatically eligible to join our Consultant Training Program. Our Consultants are equipped to implement Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web Approach and turn their knowledge and skills into a meaningful and profitable career. Qualified consultants are in high demand!

Student Reviews

"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

"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

"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 ThurstonOwner of Blue Sky Produce, Soil Food Web Student

"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

The Launch Your Lab+ Curriculum

Upon registration, you’ll get access to the following online programs.

Student Success Stories

Keisha Wheeler & Casey Ernst

Keisha & Casey came from a permaculture background and they now run a successful commercial composting business in California – Catalyst BioAmendments.

Nick Tomassini

Nick Tomasini is founder and operator of Humankind Oregon. He is a Certified Soil Foodweb Consultant and Independent Organic Farm Inspector. Nick specializes in consulting with organic farms and large-scale compost producers.

Brian Vagg

Used to Work in IT, Pivoted to His True Passion “Becoming a Soil Food Web Consultant was a life-transforming event for me. My clients see the results so quickly… I feel really good about doing something so positive.”

Discounted Registration

If you’ve been considering this training bundle, now is the time to take advantage.

Launch Your Lab+

Permaculture Bundle

$6,250

$3,750

  • Foundation Courses $1,250 OFF

  • Certified Lab-Tech Program FREE

  • Introduction to Permaculture FREE

Total Saving $2,500


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Sign Up & Save 40%

With this offer you’ll save $1,250 on the Foundation Courses (normally $5,000), you’ll get the Certified Lab-Tech Program FREE (normally $1,000), and the Introduction to Permaculture Course FREE (normally $250)!

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Money-Back Guarantee

You’ll get a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee on the total price paid ($3,750). The only condition is that you have watched 30 lectures or less of the Foundation Courses.

Here’s Everything you’ll get in this Amazing Offer

FOUNDATION COURSES

All 4 Online Foundation Courses

63 lectures containing the science and theory behind the Soil Food Web Approach.

Downloadable Materials

The FC Course Manuals, Glossary and all of the Lecture Slide Decks.

Contact with Dr. Elaine

Enjoy regular LIVE Q&A webinars with
Dr. Elaine and members of the faculty.

Access to the FC Forum

Post questions for
Dr. Elaine and her team to answer and interact with other students.

CERTIFIED LAB-TECH PROGRAM

1-on-1 Microscopy Training

Up to 8 hours of virtual contact time with your Microscopy Mentor.

Certification Assessment

Pass the test within 2 attempts to become a Certified Soil Food Web Lab-Tech.

How to Launch Your Lab Guidebook

Discover practical ways to find new clients and offer your soil assessment services.

Referral Network

You’ll get a free Certified Lab-Tech listing on the Soil Food Web School website.

BONUS: INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE COURSE

18 Online Lectures

Each lecture is followed by a quiz to help you assess your progress.

Downloadable Materials

You’ll be able to download the slides from each lecture and other reading materials.

Completion Certification

Once you successfully complete all 18 lectures and quizzes you will receive a digital certificate.

Money-Back Guarantee

You’ll get a 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee on the total price paid ($3,750). The only condition is that you have watched 30 lectures or less of the Foundation Courses.

Launch Your Lab+

Learn the Theory + Master the Microscope + Explore Permaculture

Step 1: Foundation Courses

ALL ABOUT SOIL BIOLOGY

You'll get to know the beneficial microbes that were once found in soils all over the world, and how they can be rapidly restored to your soil.

COMPOST, TEAS & LIQUIDS

How to make compost and liquids amendments containing the 4 major groups of microbes required to get your soil working in harmony with nature again.

APPLICATION AT SCALE

You will review a number of case-studies on large-scale projects that Dr Ingham and some of the Soil Food Web Professionals have worked on.

Step 2: Certified Lab-Tech Program

MASTER THE MICROSCOPE

Develop your skills with the microscope to the high standard required for certification. You will work online 1-on-1 with a dedicated microscopy mentor.

DEMONSTRATE YOUR SKILL

The Microscopy Proficiency Assessment (MPA) is designed to ensure that you can perform soil assessments with confidence, helping farmers to really see what’s in their soil.

BECOME CERTIFIED

As a Certified Soil Food Web Lab Technician, you will be listed on our website, where farmers from your region will be able to find your information and contact you directly for help.

Bonus Course: Introduction to Permaculture

What’s included

Eighteen lectures, each followed by a short quiz to help you track your progress; A Course Manual containing supplemental information; Downloadable slides and other written materials.

About Permaculture

Permaculture is all about being in balance with the planet and is an ideal tool to have in your bag whenever you are considering making a change.

About the instructor

This introduction to Permaculture has been produced by Graham Bell, Chair of Permaculture Scotland and longest serving Permaculture Teacher in UK with over thirty years’ experience teaching on six continents.

Meet our Founder:
Dr. Elaine

Dr. Elaine Ingham discovered The Soil Food Web nearly 4 decades ago and has been pioneering research ever since. Widely recognized as the world’s foremost soil biologist, she’s passionate about empowering ordinary people to bring the soils in their community back to life.

Dr. Elaine’s™ Soil Food Web Approach has been used to successfully restore the ecological functions of soils on six continents.

Your Instructor in Permaculture
Graham Bell

This introduction to Permaculture has been produced by Graham Bell. Graham is Chair of Permaculture Scotland, Chair of Permaculture Association Britain Education Working Group, and the longest-serving Permaculture Teacher in the UK with thirty-one years’ experience teaching on six continents. He is the author of The Permaculture Way and The Permaculture Garden. He is a registered Certified Teacher with PAB and Permaculture Institute of Australia. He is the first holder of the Elders Award in the UK and Honorary Elder in Australia.

Graham is an internationally respected teacher, author, and lecturer in Permaculture and other allied disciplines over the last thirty years. He was the first person in Britain to be awarded the Diploma in Permaculture by Bill Mollison personally in 1990. His home in the Scottish Borders with his wife Nancy boasts the longest-standing intentional food forest garden in Britain. Over a thousand visitors a year (in previous times) attest to the amazing productivity of this space.

Introduction to Permaculture

Permaculture is all about being in balance with the planet and is an ideal tool to have in your bag whenever you are considering making a change.

In this series of 18 lectures and quizzes, we learn about Permaculture, a design system where we consciously design to meet all human needs whilst caring for all living things and respecting human justice.

This will be suitable for people who want to take charge of their own lives, for personal benefit, for that of their family and colleagues or to go on and become teachers or designers for their community. In the process, we will all get better at caring for the natural world and our fellow human beings.

Program FAQs

FOUNDATION COURSES

Are all the courses online?

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.

Are the courses self-paced?

Yes they are. You’ll be able to login at any time, watch a lecture as many times as you like, then prepare for the short multiple-choice quiz that follows each lecture.

When can I start?

You can start as soon as you sign up.

What will I learn?

  • About the various groups of microorganisms that make up a fully-functional soil ecosystem, and how their interactions result in a constant flow of nutrients being made available to plants and trees.
  • How plants and trees control the army of microorganisms in their root zones. Plants feed specific groups of microorganisms in order to harvest the particular nutrients required at any given moment. This results in vibrant, healthy plants and in super-nutritious fruits and vegetables.
  • That there is an abundance of nutrients locked-away in the crystalline structure of the mineral particles that make-up all of the wold’s soils – from the desert sands to prairies and forests, there is no soil on earth that is incapable of providing all the nutrients that plants require. The missing-link is the army of soil microorganisms that can access these nutrients and make them available to plants.
  • How beneficial soil microorganisms prevent diseases and pests from attacking plants. By occupying infection sites all over the roots and all of the above-ground parts of the plant, beneficial microorganisms make it impossible for the ‘bad-guys’ to get access to the plant. In addition to this, beneficial microorganisms create aerobic conditions in which the ‘bad-guys’ (which are mostly anaerobes) cannot survive.
  • That beneficial microorganisms build structure in the soil, thus preventing soil erosion whilst simultaneously improving water holding capacity, infiltration and oxygenation. Having structure in the soil enables roots to go much deeper into the ground, where they can access greater quantities of water and nutrients.
  • About the way in which the presence of beneficial fungi results in diminished weed pressure. Have you ever noticed how there are very few weed to be found in a forest?
  • How introducing the Soil Food Web can drastically increase the ability of a soil to capture and store carbon from the atmosphere.
  • The history of agriculture and how certain practices have resulted in the destruction of the soil food web in so many of the world’s soils.
  • Basic plant physiology and biochemistry. The course covers the basics that are required in order for you to be able to fully understand the processes that are taking place in a living, functional soil.
  • About how the soil food web has been reintroduced to over 5 Million acres worldwide. You will review a number of case-studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of the soil food web and how it can be implemented on projects of any scale, any crop and in any climate.
  • How to make and apply BioComplete™ compost and liquids.
  • About the different kinds of equipment you can use to make and apply the amendments you make.
  • The farming practices that are harmful to soil biology and what farmers can do to avoid them.
  • How to quantify the different organism groups in a soil, compost or liquid sample, using the compound microscope. This will enable you to measure results as they happen underground and before they happen above ground.

How many lectures are in the Foundation Courses?

There are 63 lectures total in all four Foundation Courses. To see the full break down of the Foundation Courses and the lecture titles, please click here.

How much do they cost?

The regular price is $5,000 for the 4 Foundation Courses and $1,000 for the Certified Lab-Tech Program.

How long will it take me to complete them?

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.

Do I need any qualifications to start the courses?

The courses are designed for people with no background in the field. Basic chemistry and/or biology is an advantage.

Will this course enable me to find employment as a Soil Food Web Consultant?

Students wishing to pursue a career as a Soil Food Web Consultant will need to progress from the FC to the Consultant Training Program. By completing the Certified Lab-Tech Program, you will be eligible to perform Soil Food Web assessments for farmers in your area.

What do graduates do when they have completed their training?

Some become consultants and help farmers to transition away from using chemicals, to using biology instead. Others focus on producing great compost, which they then can sell to soil consultants or direct to farmers.

Find out more by watching the video on this page.

CERTIFIED LAB-TECH PROGRAM

What kind of equipment will I need to buy in order to take the CLP and run a lab? How much will it cost?

You will need to buy a suitable microscope and microscope camera, as well as some ancillary equipment such as test-tubes and slides, etc. Please take a look at this pdf for more information. You can buy a perfectly adequate microscope and camera for $500-$600.

How much money can I expect to earn?

That depends on you and how much effort you put into attracting new clients. You will need to identify and approach local farmers, growers, and compost producers. We will provide you with information on how to do that and some tips from other Certified Lab-Tech’s that have been successful.

How much time do I get to complete the CLP?

You’ll get a maximum of 3 months to complete the CLP training program and the Microscopy Proficiency Assessment. During this time you will get 8 hours of 1-on-1 mentoring time.

You’ll need to complete the Foundation Courses (FC) first, but that can be done in just 4 weeks, working full-time. We advise students that they need between 120-150 hours to complete the FC, so 4 weeks is plenty of time if you are focused. You’ll have up-to 12 months to complete the FC if required.

What if I fail the assessment?

You’ll get 2 attempts at taking the assessment. If you fail both times, then you will need to book some additional time with your mentor in order to work on whatever is going wrong. Once you have ironed-out the problems, you’ll be able to retake the assessment. Additional fees apply.

Where will I be featured on the website?

Your information including name, address (optional), email, and phone number will be featured on this page, once you have been certified as a Soil Food Web Lab-Tech. You can opt-out if you don’t want to be listed.

Can I charge whatever price I want for assessments?

The short answer is yes. Some Certified Soil Food Web Lab-Techs tell us they charge between $120 and $150 per sample, but there are no restrictions. Remember it will take you about an hour to complete the assessment and the report.

Will you recommend me to farmers?

We do receive inquiries from farmers, growers and compost producers who want to have an analysis performed. Some just go straight to the website and find a lab-tech by themselves. We make recommendations based on proximity, so if someone in your region contacts us, we’d recommend them to you.

How can I find or attract new clients?

We will provide you with information on how to do that and some tips from other Certified Lab-Techs who have been successful.

You will be listed on this page where farmers in your region can find you and contact you direct.

What if I have never used a microscope before?

That’s not a problem. This program is designed for beginners.

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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.

Attending Webinars

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 (soilfoodweb.com) and elsewhere. By attending the webinar, you are agreeing to this.

Policy Revisions:

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.

Contact Address:
PO Box 287
Corvallis, OR 97330

Our Privacy Policy

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

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:

www.soilfoodweb.com

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.

Use of Cookies:

Use of cookies enables a faster and easier experience for the user.  A cookie cannot read data off your computer’s hard drive. For information on cookies, please refer to www.aboutcookies.org.

There are different kinds of cookies with different functions:

Session cookies These are only stored on your computer during your web session. They are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to login to each page. They do not collect any information from your computer.
Persistent cookies A persistent cookie is one stored as a file on your computer, and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.
First-party cookies The function of this type of cookie is to retain your preferences for a particular website for the entity that owns that website. They are stored and sent between SOIL FOODWEB’s servers and your computer’s hard drive. They are not used for anything other than for personalization as set by you. These cookies may be either Session or Persistent cookies.
Third-party cookies The function of this type of cookie is to retain your interaction with a particular website for an entity that does not own that website. They are stored and sent between the third-party’s server and your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are usually Persistent cookies.

 

We generally use cookies as follows:

Functionality Some cookies allow our Sites to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, a Site may be able to remember your login details, so that you do not have to repeatedly sign in to your account when using a particular device to access our Sites. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customize. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on an article. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymized. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet
Performance Some cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. They also allow us to record and count the number of visitors to a Site, all of which enables us to see how visitors use a Site in order to improve the way that the Site works. The information these cookies collect is normally anonymous and is used to improve how our Sites works. However, some of these cookies may include Personal Information. Please consult your web browser’s ‘Help’ documentation or visit www.aboutcookies.org. for more information about how to turn cookies on and off for your browser
Marketing These cookies are used to deliver content relevant to your interests on a Site and third party sites based on how you interact with our advertisements or content

 

Use of Web Beacons:

Other tools include “Web Beacons,” which are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you view our website tied to the web beacon, and a description of the website tied to the web beacon. SOIL FOODWEB may use web beacons to operate and improve our website and e-mail communications.  Web beacons can be used alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about users’ usage of our website and interaction with e-mails.  SOIL FOODWEB may use information from web beacons in combination with other data we have about our clients to provide you with information about SOIL FOODWEB and our services.  SOIL FOODWEB may conduct this review on an anonymous basis.

Use of Google Analytics:

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.

Links To Other Websites:

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.

Attending Webinars

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 (soilfoodweb.com) and elsewhere. By attending the webinar, you are agreeing to this.

Policy Revisions:

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.

Contact Address:
PO Box 287
Corvallis, OR 97330

Our Privacy Policy