Nov 13, 2020Soil Health Academy adding virtual learning platform
The Soil Health Academy is taking their three-day regenerative agriculture school programs virtual through “Regen 101.”
Soil Health Academy creators Ray Archuleta, Gabe Brown, Shane New and Allen Williams, Ph.D., have already reached thousands of food producers, as well as educators, chefs, policymakers and gardeners, but aim to increase their efforts with the new virtual platform.
“Regen Ag 101 provides a virtual platform to deliver the rich content from our on-farm schools to everyone who wants to attend them,” said Williams, one of the course’s creators, through a press release.
An online, self-paced, interactive media experience, Regen Ag 101 contains video lectures, case studies and supporting research gleaned from the very best of Soil Health Academy live workshops across the U.S., according to Williams. “This course will provide users with the virtual experience of attending an in-person school, but with all of the convenience of doing so at a time and place of their choosing,” he said.
“Through Regen Ag 101, we provide the foundational knowledge and understanding of regenerative principles and practices that will allow our fellow farmers and ranchers to practically and profitably make the transition from chemical and tillage-dependent conventional agriculture to soil health-focused regenerative agriculture,” Williams said. “In addition, the course provides a comprehensive look at how regenerative agricultural principles and practices affect ecosystem function, the nutrient density of food and other wide-ranging benefits.”
The course consists of nine documentary instruction modules featuring Archuleta, Brown, New and Williams, who teach the core principles of regenerative agriculture that they have pioneered over the past 30 years. Regen Ag 101 represents an enormous opportunity to reach and teach far more people than would ever be possible through the in-person, on-farm schools.
Pre-enrollment for Regen Ag 101 is currently open with a course launch date set for December 2020. For more information, visit www.soilhealthacademy.org .