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Permaculture Soil Science & Solutions

Dig Deep into the How & Why of Regenerative Soil with Matt Powers

Permaculture Soil Science & Solutions

Dig Deep into the How & Why of Regenerative Soil with Matt Powers

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About

This Kickstarter Campaign is about demystifying soil science and soil’s amazing array of solutions, spreading that knowledge and know-how out into the world, and in real-time, reducing our waste while building healthy living soil, growing amazing and nutrient dense foods, and becoming healthier day by day, partnering with soil each step of the way.


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The Mini Course - Learn 4 Essential Soil Solutions in this How-To Video Series - includes a Digital Guide as well featuring excerpts from Permaculture Soil Science & Solutions, the book.

The Intro Course - Get a complete introduction to the nature and power of soil, the solutions people are using, and how you can partner with soil to make life better in so many ways. This is a 4-week course with weekly LIVE Q&A with Matt Powers.

The Full Course - Dig deep into the soil science & solutions in the full 12-week course with Matt Powers - learn how to partner with the powerful cycles of soil micro to macro in your daily life, your work, your community, and bioregion. Learn empowering and regenerative soil solutions for farmers, ranchers, orchardists, gardeners, home owners, and everyone in between. This course includes weekly LIVE Q&A with Matt Powers as well as a 1:1 monthly soil coaching opportunity with Matt!



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Soil is the lynchpin to life as we know it. It’s where carbon is stored, where all life comes from and returns, and it’s also the living foundation for all life on land and sea. If we want to restore our environment, economy, and health FAST, we have to work with soil and not just in one area, but in ALL areas. We have to make SOIL a permanent part of our culture.

...BUT Many of us have NO IDEA how to build, remediate, enrich, and manage healthy soils.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Turn All Your Waste That Can Decompose Into Amazing Soil
  • Reverse Erosion & Heal Degraded Soil
  • Turn Clay, Sand, & Silt Into Rich Chocolaty Loam
  • Absorb & Store Tons of Water = Water Less
  • Healthy Soils = Healthy Plants = Healthy Animals & People
  • Healthy Soils Have Natural Antidepressants In Them 
  • Partner with Plants, Microbes, Animals, Machines, & More To Build Soil
  • Save Money, Time, Effort, Pain, & Suffering

There ARE reasons why that compost pile failed, and there ARE shortcuts, rich soil hacks, and serious money-making insights. There’s also real, radical clarity, micro to macro fluency, holistic soil skills for daily living and working, and even partnering with the unknown and mysterious edges of what we know in science… so if you want to dig deep into permaculture soil science and solutions, please join us, back this campaign, back the book, the course, and let’s leverage the greatest lynchpin in the Regenerative Soil Revolution.

Writing, Editing, & Peer-Reviewing

The book is outlined, parts are written, and I'm ready to hunker down for a long winter's writing session and flesh it all out this winter, edit it this spring, and release it next summer along with the courses. Having written 16 books in the past 5 years, I am confident I can keep this timeline and create a world-class book and series of programs with the help of my peer-reviewers, editors, and crowdfunder early readers. 

I'm honored that Dr. Elaine Ingham, David Montgomery, Chris Trump, Dan Kittredge, Vivian Kaloxilos, Cuauhtemoc Villa, and several others are joining me in the reviewing and editing process - without these experts I would not be able to create the type of work I've been able to, and I am grateful they stand with me as I dive deeper as an educator and writer into their territory. 

Printing & Publishing

After years of research, trying out many different prints, printers, and paper types for my books, I've found what works best and who uses recycled paper! I will, of course, be self-publishing again - this was the year I released my course Writing & Self-Publishing after all, so that's EXACTLY what I'll be doing!! 

The Timeline


#1: $50,000 - If we reach this stretch goal, Matt Powers with Diamond from Oppenheimer Ranch WILL COME TO 1 LUCKY BACKERS HOME & THROW A PERMACULTURE SOIL PARTY where we'll travel to where YOU are at, install a garden, hugelkultur mound, and plant it with amazing, heirloom seeds!!

#2: $100,000 - If we reach this stretch goal, Matt Powers will launch a PERMACULTURE SOIL TOUR across the West Coast with special appearances by Diamond from Oppenheimer Ranch and PERMACULTURE SOIL PARTIES!!! 

#3: 250,000 - If we reach this stretch goal, Matt Powers will launch a NATIONAL PERMACULTURE SOIL TOUR with PERMACULTURE SOIL PARTIES, Book Signings, Meet&Great, & Course GiveAways in Select Cities & Towns Across NORTH AMERICA!!! Let's Teach The World To Make Beautiful SOIL!!!

LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN!! PERMACULTURE SOIL PARTIES EVERYWHERE!!!

The Permaculture Student 1 Set, The Permaculture Student 2 Set, & The Advanced Permaculture Student Online - With your support, I've been able to collaborate with experts all over the world in creating these trailblazing lynchpins in the new, emerging regenerative education movement - K-12 + College & Career Training. My books are now in 6 different langauges, on every continent but Antartica, and in more and more schools every month. Considered the best permaculture course online, the Advanced Permaculture Student Online is now accredited in BC, Canada for triple high school science credit and is the only advanced project-based online course of its kind with 160+ hrs of course video and over 70 experts from around the world. None of this would have been possible without your help! 

Let's do it again - Let's Make Our Goal & Beyond!!

Risks and challenges

If we make our funding goal, I can make this happen! I have the support, the experience, the skill, and the time to make this a world-class program! Join us & let's make it happen!

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