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Enrollment NOW OPEN for the New Soil Advocate Training Course
We are so excited to share that we are opening up enrollment to our flagship course, Soil Advocate Training (SAT) with Finian Makepeace. Led by one of the Kiss the Ground co-founders and featuring experts including Mark HymanLeah Thomas, and Zach Bush, this course introduces a “new, old view” of soil regeneration, explains the principles of regenerative agriculture, shows students different advocacy pathways, and teaches students how to speak about and demonstrate these principles for different audiences.
This 8-module course includes lectures, interviews with industry leaders and experts, a curated list of readings and resources, a monthly webinar for graduates, and exclusive access to a Kiss the Ground slideshow for alumni to use in future presentations.

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.

Scholarship Information

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 representative of all and hope that this increases the groups we are supporting in their study and influence on the future of the Regenerative Agriculture Movement.

We have created this Diversity & Equity Scholarship Fund to serve and support those who either currently or traditionally have a higher barrier of entry to this education, whether due to economic or systemic disparity. This includes students who are low income, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, from developing countries, veterans, single parents, impacted by COVID-19, and more. 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 thus far 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].

PLEASE NOTE: We are a small but mighty team working on processing these applications, so it may be up to four weeks before you hear back from us. If you purchase the course prior to receiving a scholarship, we are not able to provide refunds.

To see if you qualify, please click through the application below.