Soil conservation

The goal of Dr. Elaine Ingham’s SoilFood Web School is to empower individuals and communities to understand soil conservation and restoration their communities. Dr. Ingham earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Colorado State University, and is regarded as one of the foremost soil biologists in the world. Her approach, dubbed the Soil Food Web, has been used to restore ecological functions of soils on six continents.

After four decades of pioneering research, Dr. Ingham is widely recognized as the world’s foremost soil biologist. The Soil Food Web School offers online courses where students can gain an in-depth knowledge of soil regeneration.

Those looking to gain a more cursory understanding of soil ecology can also find animated videos explaining Soil Food Web and the basics of how it all works.

Our mission is to empower individuals and organizations to regenerate the soils in their communities.”


The courses have practical applications for farmers, commercial compost producers, and even those looking to become Soil Food Web consultants. Soil conservation is something that can benefit the world no matter where you are. You can read an overview on the course offerings at

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