COVID-19: SOIL’s Response

COVID-19 Community Announcement

We are facing an unprecedented global health crisis, along with the growing presence of COVID-19 in our area. For the safety of all of our students, staff, facilitators, and Earthaven residents… SOIL is suspending our 2020 programming. We have rescheduled all programs to 2021.

This decision is difficult for all of us at SOIL (and Earthaven Ecovillage) and has created some financial hardship here. If you would like to make a donation to either of these educational organizations, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please be assured that the SOIL team is still on-the-job, adapting our work to fit an ever-evolving situation, and pushing our mission forward for the benefit of all. If you have any questions or issues, please email us.

We also want to share that as we look across the rapidly changing landscape across this nation and world – our hearts go out with profound empathy for all those who have been impacted by COVID-19. Please remain steadfast in supporting your friends, family, and community the very best you can, and let us know anything we can do to help.

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SOIL Resources

For those that have requested more online learning resources from us, know that we are hearing you! COVID-19 prompts us to re-imagine how we could continue to share these important skills in new ways, extending our reach to those who will benefit, especially now. Look out for updates about possibilities for online learning.

COVID-19 and Family Life: Encouraging Resilience in Our Kids
With great empathy for the special challenges that families are facing, we present wisdom from SOIL Instructors and Earthaveners on supporting kids to adapt and thrive during the pandemic.

An Herbalist’s Advice on COVID-19, Influenza, and Other Flu-Like Viruses
Rachel Fee, Trauma-Informed Herbalist and Earthaven resident and member, weighs in on which herbs may be truly helpful for prevention and treatment with COVID-19, which may be dangerous or unhelpful, and why.

A Permaculture Take on the Virus
SOIL co-founder and instructor Lee Warren in a frank discussion about illness and death. While some may find Lee’s take controversial, we feel that the questions and provocations she offers could radically alter how we relate to the pandemic.