BECOME A SOIL ADVOCATE
Learn how to share solutions to some of the biggest issues on our planet today.
Enrollment NOW OPEN for the New Soil Advocate Training Course
Enroll today. Begin the course on September 29.
Soil, and the plant-microbe symbiotic relationship that makes it grow, is the essence of life on land. Of all the food that we eat, 95% is from the soil!
Soil, and the plant-microbe symbiotic relationship that makes it grow, is the essence of life on land. Of all the food that we eat, 95% is from the soil! Without healthy soil, we have dust, desert, lack of water, and none of the hydrated landscapes that make life as we know it possible. Healthy soil is the reason that our land can be abundant with life, the reason that water can be absorbed and retained for plants to grow, that small organisms become food for larger organisms, why things can be decomposed and recomposed, the reason that springs flow, the reason plants can absorb nutrients. The problem? We’re running out of topsoil. Working with nature to rebuild soil is crucial to solving the climate, water, and food crises.
At Kiss the Ground, we believe that it takes every single one of us to get to regeneration.
Education is one of the ways we believe we can break barriers that have disconnected us from nature. Providing scholarships for this education is our humble attempt to not only stand for soil but also stand for everyone who stands on it. We want to make our environmental and agricultural education available, accessible, and inclusive to all and hope that this increases the groups we are supporting in their study and influence on the future of Regenerative Agriculture.
We have created this Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Fund to serve and support low income, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ students as well as students from developing countries. We consider applications based on an assessment of equity, need, and the resources we have available at the time of the request. All scholarship applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and awarded until we have reached funding capacity.
Please note that our scholarship funding, provided both by donors and an internal commitment, is limited. If you need support, we urge you to apply! If you can pay for the class, please leave room for others in need and keep in mind that as a nonprofit, all of our funds go to furthering our mission and serving those in need. Scholarship applications for each course are opened to applicants starting from our course announcement, running through the end of the launch quarter, and then continually on a quarterly basis (Jan-Mar, Apr-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec). Scholarships are funded on a rolling basis throughout their application period.
The amount of scholarship funds available has fluctuated over the years. But thanks to our incredible donors we have been able to provide scholarships without turning anyone away. In 2019 and 2020, we’ve offered scholarships in the range from 15% – 100% of the tuition amount.
If you would like to donate to the scholarship program or fund someone else please write [email protected].
To see if you qualify, please click through the application below.