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Confidently Build and Culture a Cubic Yard of Fertile Soil from Scratch

that sets your garden’s essential foundation, grows tons of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, and builds biodiversity for a resilient ecosystem that you can rely on.

(without the overwhelm, hardware hangups, or constant second guessing if you’re doing it right)

If you’re an avid gardener, green landscaper, wanna-be regenerative farmer, or just someone who wants to take care of the earth, looking to be on the cutting edge of regenerative practices so that you can be less dependent on a failing system…

… then you probably already know that you need to be composting.

So we’ll spare you the spiel,

No need to be a broken record and convince you of something that’s already been drilled deep into your eco-conscious mind.

After all, you probably already KNOW that fertile soil is the foundation of everything you grow, and it’s the key to better plant growth, nutrient density, and resilience.

You’ve probably also heard that we only have {1% of the exploited topsoil} left on that planet — that’s the medium we need to grow food!

Here’s what you might not know:

Even if you already have a garden growing, a consistent harvest, and a reliable organic compost source, knowing how to build fertile topsoil can:

  • Make growing food easier

    Growing fertile living topsoil builds a foundation of biodiversity in your garden or farm. And what does biodiversity bring? Resilience. Having a network of creatures working symbiotically with you and with each other allow your plants to become more drought tolerant & have what they need to grow quicker since they have a support team working in their favor 24/7.

  • Significantly boost your crop’s nutrient density

    Even if you’re happy with your crop yield, once you have fertile living soil for your seeds to grow in your crop will become more nutritious. The nutrient density of your topsoil directly impacts the nutrient density of your harvest (which is exactly why we strategically plant nutrient dense plants specifically for composting purposes!).

  • Instantly elevate your ability to help your community

    A thriving garden is abundant. If you’ve ever had a fruit tree in your backyard, you know that when it’s going off it is WAY more than you and your family could ever happily eat! Sharing your abundance and being a resource for your community can not only form lasting relationships, but it can promote you to authority status.

  • Generate consistent, reliable fertilizer

    Building your own soil puts you in complete control of your garden. You’ll no longer have to rely on your hardware or garden store, and the quality of the products they stock their shelves with (did you know that your “organic” fertilizer can be filled with manure from chicken factory farms?
    And that most city compost programs are thermophillic, which is the chemical reaction type of compost that usually heats up as high as 160°F! It also produces quite a bit of methane and other gases into the atmosphere. When the atmosphere is in balance, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But it’s not in balance right now.
    Thermophillic compost gets hot enough to actually kill all the soil microbes in it. Usually in a situation like that they move back in from the cooler parts of the pile eventually, but it’s not uncommon for compost facilities to get compost straight out of the hot pocket, which is inert. That sort of compost really needs to be re-inoculated with life before using in your garden
    . It is often devoid of the biological activity that you need to grow healthy living soil!
    With living cold composting techniques, that utilize the symbiosis of many creatures, you will create consistent and reliable living compost that gives you the freedom to seed your garden with insanely productive microbes & never have to buy fertilizer again.

  • Make you more prepared if sh!t hits the fan.

    Let’s be honest… the future of humans on earth is very questionable at this point. With climate change, mass extinction, ridiculous amounts of water and pollution overflowing landfills and our oceans… it’s smart to prepare for all potential scenarios! Knowing exactly how to build soil just from the resources in your environment is fundamental knowledge for surviving and thriving in any future scenario.

Even though the reasons to strategically compost and build your own living soil are a complete no-brainer, the process involved in actually creating it is anything but.

Build soil? I’m in!
But where do I even start!?

Maybe in a moment of inspiration you’ve made the commitment to compost all your kitchen scraps.
You googled all of the zero waste tactics, bought a small compost container for your kitchen, and sketched out an area in your yard for a compost pile.
If you’re prone to geek out ? (like us), maybe you even invested in a few pounds of Red Wrigglers, assuring yourself that you’d have a worm bin setup in the exciting but illusive “next week.”
But even with the best intentions, most would-be carbon farmers end up abandoning the process, allowing their worms to die, soil to dry out, and … oh well, I guess it’s back to the store-bought organic stuff, because “there’s always next season.”
Here’s why would-be soil farmers abandon the process:
  • Without a superclear step-by-step implementation plan most would-be soil farmers get completely lost. 
  • They fall victim to green washing (this product says it will triple my yield — that’s way better than I could ever do!).
  • A lack of clarity over exactly what they need to do to create living soil, which leads to confusion and overwhelm leads to inaction, instead of the core tendencies of consistency, patience, and observation.

And here’s why this is totally crippling:

As someone with a million things on their plate – your kids after-school schedule, your full-time job, a semblance of a social life – you can’t afford hangups. And the moment you have a garden-fail it’s challenging to recover!

Therefore composting and building soil is one thing that you gotta get right the first time.

And lucky for you there are infinite resources around you to tap into so that you aren’t doing it alone… you’re aligning with Nature!

The 5 Mindset Shifts You Need to Make Right Now To Build Soil, Never Have To Buy Fertilizer Again & Stop Filling The Landfill

  • Mindset Shift #1: Employ Creatures To Work For You

    A lot of people who start to compost and garden try to do it alone… but the truth is that there is a myriad of creatures that you can partner with to get the job done!

    Nature shows us time and again that there is efficiency and resilience in biodiversity. So instead of doing it alone, we help all of our students identify the unique species that are present in their local environment that are excited for you to feed them! Not only will your composting process happen faster, but the creatures can work together to increase the nutrient density, make your garden more drought resistant, and so much more.

  • Mindset Shift #2: Stop Wasting Your Waste

    Stuff that would normally be wasted and go to the landfill, like leaves, grass clippings, weeds… Many people call that “green waste.” We call it green waste because you’re wasting it.

    Instead of wasting it by collecting it in those big “green waste” bags, and leaving them on the curb every week… you can utilize it as awesome green material for composting and building soil!

    This also applies to your paper scraps. Why send all of your paper towels, scrap paper, cardboard… to the dump when it can be building soil for your garden?

    Now a lot of people are confused and think it’s awesome to get all that material back from the landfill as compost — often given to the neighborhoods for free. But what you really need to know – what are they using for their nitrogen source? More times than not, and I would confidently say, in MOST waste management facilities, they’re processing the green waste with porta potty material and excess sewer sludge. They’re claiming that because it reaches high temperatures and sterilizes itself that it can be used to grow organic food. To me this is ridiculous. You’re basically eating sh!t… Not to mention the amount of methane released into our atmosphere through large municipal composting operations, which is contributing to climate change, and has many other ecological impacts.

  • Mindset Shift #3: You Can GROW Your Own Fertilizer

    There are a ton of benefits to making your own compost rather than going to a garden store and buying fertilizer. A major one is that you can turn waste into fertilizer to build living soil.

    You can grow incredible veggies utilizing what would normally be waste for you! Like green waste from your yard, leftover scraps from your kitchen, cardboard, paper… Keep it out of the dump – turn it into soil.

    Keeping your food scraps and green waste out of the dump can be your contribution to ending global warming and we believe this will help you be a better steward to the planet.

    Your plants get more nutrients from the compost you make than fertilizer you buy at the store.

    Many fertilizers such as seabird guano, bat guano, fish meal… are less than ethically sourced and produced. At the decimation of our land, forests, and the labor of children.

    If we want to think sustainable we need to think about what we’re putting into the ground to grow our food, how it’s going to affect the ground in the future, how nutritious it’s going to be, what we have for resources already present without having to pillage other resources and to constantly look for new inputs.

    Nature’s pretty perfect if we can just find the balance.

    What’s actually in the fertilizer that you buy at the store?

    Bone meal, blood meal…

    When you’re talking about bone meal and blood meal we’re talking about animals that have been grown in less-than-ideal conditions and when they process them for the table they use the leftover blood bones and feathers to create what they call organic fertilizers. We do not believe these things should be considered organic, because of what the animals are being fed, because of the antibiotics, and because of the mistreatment of the animals.

    Or your using conventional farming which uses petroleum-based products made by large chemical companies, and possibly recycled bomb material from war.

    Grow your food with compost, not bombs.

    It’s easy if you have the guidance and proven framework to follow.

  • Mindset Shift #4: Choose Long-Term Resilience Over Convenience

    There’s no way to deny that driving to your local grocery store and buying everything you could possibly want to eat (no matter the location or the season) is super convenient.

    But there is something that can be more satisfying! It is having a connection to what you put inside your body, and your families bodies, what the effects on our environment are.

    Even if people just took the challenge of growing 5% of their food, it can be simple as growing a few herb plants and a fruit tree if you have any kind of a yard as part of your landscape, and then using the compost you’ve made to feed it!

    If you’re in an apartment it could be indoor houseplants and a small contained worm bin where at least you’re diverting your paper waste and food scraps and able to grow a few basil plants to make the occasional pesto.

    Just adding a little something that you actually grow to yourself.

    It can change your mindset.

    Think about how someone else is growing your food. Are they part of the solution or are they part of the pollution?

  • Mindset Shift #5: This Isn’t A Project… It’s A Lifestyle!

    It’s easy to see composting & gardening as another item on your to-do list. But when 20 other things are also there it’s easy to get overwhelmed and give up, before seeing the true fruits of your labor.

    It becomes easier when you adopt the lifestyle. When it becomes fun and not work because you enjoy doing what you love to do. You’ve been adopted by the earth and you’ve adopted the earth.

    There’s a fundamental liberation to understand what’s going on around you and to play a part in it.

    All farming takes maintenance. I don’t care whether it’s a tiny aquaponic system or its a giant field, a backyard garden or a food forest.

    I think the funny part is that the beauty comes out of doing the work and doing the maintenance and learning to take a part in nature. You have to adopt a lifestyle change that allows you to be closer with your surroundings and play more of a part of it.

    The beauty comes out of doing the work and learning to take part in nature.

    It’s a way for you to become one with your surroundings, start to have a relationship with Nature, and understand what it means to be regenerative on this planet.

So we’re gonna let you in on a

Dirty Secret

Even though access to the resources needed to build a flourishing garden have never seemingly been easier…

… with multiple Big Box stores in just about every town, and online retailers *with free 2-day shipping* accessible in every corner of the globe (even a remote island like Hawaii in the middle of the Pacific).

Our soils have never been more depleted –

– depleted of life, care, nutrients.

All homogenized by the commodification of fertilizers, pesticides, and even compost.

No longer are the indigenous microorganisms that people are adding to their gardens actually indigenous to their area, but instead a mainstream recipe that uses imported grains and a starter culture in a package.

But luckily the answer is right in your backyard (literally). 

The essential components to a thriving garden can be created, cultured and cultivated with things that are all around you and with material that you’re most-likely throwing away every season (or even every day).

As long as you can avoid the biggest blunders that sink most would-be Soil Farmers, the path is paved for you and building wheel-barrels full of fertile, living topsoil.

Topsoil that is the foundation of your garden, the nutrient source of your crops, and the manifestation of carbon sequestration and the change that needs to be happening in the world.

The key ingredient to all of this is strategic composting.

And with your permission, that’s what we’d LOVE to show you how to create.


The complete blueprint for building and culturing a cubic yard of living soil utilizing cold composting with beneficial living creatures

that sets your garden’s essential foundation, grows tons of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, and builds biodiversity for a resilient ecosystem.

We’ve taken everything we’ve learned from living off-grid on a remote island for over 30 years learning directly from Nature, and then building several regenerative farms (that have grown over 50 tons of food), and channeled it into a comprehensive, step-by-step implementation program that not only teaches you the foundational theories, but the actual EXECUTION of how you can do the same.

HOW TO BUILD A CUBIC YARD OF SOIL is more than just an online training course… it’s an implementation program that will kick you into ACTION!

Yes, you will learn the strategies behind everything you do, but more importantly, you’ll be taking action every step of the way with a cohort of earth stewards who are on the same path of ReGeneration.

The result: An incredibly fertile cubic-yard of soil that works as the FOUNDATION of all your growing projects, constantly working for you to support your garden.


Is the only program of it’s kind that…

  • Is focused on ACTION & RESULTS

    While we love books and respect the amount of reading time some experts have invested in for their education and certifications… we’re hands-in-the-dirt 12-hours-a-day people who were educated by Nature first and foremost. You will learn all the theories in How to Build a Cubic Yard of Living Soil, but instead of just procrasti-learning, this course is focused on DOING and actually building the soil and garden that you can be proud of & feel fulfilled by.

  • Teaches you how to make use of your unique environment

    We often talk about how gardening is like cooking – you need to learn to taste, smell, feel your garden to gain information beyond your book-learning & into your senses. But by learning to cook, we don’t mean learning to grocery shop for ingredients… Yes, you can build a garden from a bag of compost and fish emulsion and other additives from the garden store. But the key ingredients for an incredibly biodiverse, resilient garden are harvested and cultivated from the Nature that is around you, in your unique corner of the earth.

  • Guides you on your regenerative Lifestyle

    To build a successful regenerative long-term garden or farm, you have to change. Committing to consistently & patiently observing and working with Nature, you will change. You will have to give up some convenience. But in return you will be unlocking an unfathomable amount of fulfillment. You will realize that you are not alone in this life… there’s a matrix of creatures, elements, and energies that you can tap into for support in your regenerative lifestyle.

So if you’re ready to finally build a resilient foundation for a thriving garden so you never again have to question if those soil additives you bought are doing anything, here’s how we’ll get you there:

Here’s What You’ll Learn…

  • The Foundation

    – The Truth of the Soil We Inherited
    – Why Living Soil is the Foundation of a Resilient Garden
    – Why You Need to Start Building Soil
    – The Tools You Need to Build Soil

  • Living Composting

    – What are the Different Types of Composting
    – How to Use Cold Composting to Create Living Soil
    – Step by Step How to Start your Cold Composting System
    – How to Set Up an Indoor Composting System if You Don’t Have a Yard


    – Why You Need to be Using Earthworms in Your Garden
    – How to Set Up a Worm Bin
    – Worm Composting Troubleshooting
    – How to Use Symbiotic Relationships to Transform Your Garden

  • Perfect Timing

    – The Exact Process and Cycle for Building Soil
    – Setting Up a System that Works for You for Years to Come

  • Building Soil

    – How to Use Your Compost in Your Garden
    – How to Make and Use Compost Tea
    – The Elements of Living Soil


And get…

The FULL How to Build a Cubic Yard of Living Soil Program

You’ll get access to all 7 training modules, worksheets, action plans, and every tool you need to build your first cubic-yard of soil with confidence and ease.

  • Leverage the simple (but powerful) creature culturing strategies to uncover the myriad of species present in your local environment, ready to support your soil building and garden success.
  • Develop the skills and confidence needed to align with Nature and become the most powerful earth steward for your garden and your community.
  • Build soil QUICKLY by knowing exactly what resources to include for maximal fertility and biodiversity… and what to avoid or keep for future gardening projects.
  • Complete hand holding as you walk through EVERY step needed to start strategic composting and build a cubic-yard of soil. (yes, even the icky dirty bits that you’ll have to stick your hands into and usually gets glossed over in other academic-focused trainings).

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6 Q&A and Strategy Calls

Every week, you’ll get all of your soil building questions answered by Living Earth Systems’ Lead Designer Eddy Garcia for clarity and troubleshooting.

Garden Master Plan

This graduation bonus ebook will show you a COMPLETE step-by-step action plan for starting a thriving garden without the overwhelm. This will show you exactly what to do with the cubic-yard of soil that you create!

The Specific Plants to Grow to Add Nutrients to Soil

In this PDF guide you’ll learn the exact nutrient-dense plants we grow in our gardens and farms specifically to compost and build supercharged soil.

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Still Undecided?

How to Build a Cubic Yard of Living Soil is PERFECT for you if…

  • You’re getting started with your gardening efforts, and want to make sure you absolutely NAIL IT right out of the gates by using only the most powerful, easy-to-follow, aligned with Nature soil building strategies.

  • You’ve been trying to compost for months (or even years), but haven’t had the results you were hoping for… your compost pile is dry, or full of pests, or you just haven’t stayed consistent!

  • You’re totally in the composting groove! You’re now ready to learn some advanced techniques so that you can boost the nutrient density of the compost you make. PLUS you’re excited to turn your compost into SOIL!

  • You’ve been gardening for years… and you’re ready to transition out of being dependant on the home & garden store (I mean… wasn’t gardening supposed to SAVE you money??) and instead culture all the fertility and nutrients your garden needs from your local area.

  • You have no problem investing a couple of hours per week as long as you know that every bit of energy you invest is a strategic and meaningful step forward in creating a strategic composting system and building epically fertile soil.

  • In fact, you’re ALREADY investing time and energy doing things like recycling, bringing your own coffee mug, asking for no straws, raking up your yard waste, and other things you feel you need to do to be a good citizen on this planet.

    Only problem is, without a clear carbon sequestration formula you’ve experienced despair and discouraging “why do I even bother” feelings when you watch the news or read the newspaper on the state of the planet.

  • You don’t mind having a bit of fun every now and then - and welcome the idea that we can be the change we want to see in the world while being your silly, goofy, and sometimes wild self.

If you said yes to any of the above, then we can’t wait to meet you inside How to Build a Cubic Yard of Living Soil!

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