About School of Integrated Living

School of Integrated Living (SOIL) is an educational organization that teaches whole-life skills for a radically different and sustainable future.

We believe that sustainability and life-skill education is crucial for addressing the challenges of a planet in peril, looming economic collapse, and growing social fragmentation.

SOIL’s mission is to populate the world with empowered, skilled, and conscious leaders dedicated to creating regenerative change and healthy relationships.

Happy campers at a SOIL workshop
Integrating learnings and working on crafts at a SOIL workshop
SOIL is for planting the seeds of change, and reshaping our inner and outer ecologies. We offer a broad curriculum ranging from Deep Ecology to Non Violent Communication, from Nature Connection to Grief Tending, from Ancient Wisdom to Renewable Energy.

We strive to create embodied knowledge by providing experiential learning within the unique context of a living laboratory… our campus at Earthaven Ecovillage.

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Culture’s Edge & SOIL

SOIL is the educational branch of Culture’s Edge, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation based at Earthaven Ecovillage.

Culture’s Edge was founded in 1996, two years after Earthaven was created. Based on the expertise of Earthaven residents, Culture’s Edge became a regional leader in permaculture and natural building training, attracting students and apprentices from around the world to study at Earthaven. SOIL also grew out of the Earthaven community, with a broader curriculum geared towards experiential learning and whole-life skills.

With a good amount of overlap in staff and  instructors, similar missions, both being based in Earthaven, and ambitious new initiatives brewing… it became clear that joining forces would provide great benefits. So, in late 2020, SOIL merged with Culture’s Edge to pool resources and provide a coordinated range of online and in-person learning options.

An added benefit to SOIL’s generous donors… donations to help further SOIL’s mission are now tax deductible. Learn more about making a donation.

For additional information, see the Culture’s Edge website.

Applying natural plaster at a natural building workshop