SFI and ECI Consulting
SFI Consulting Services
Dr. Elaine Ingham is recognized around the world as the leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil foodweb.
Elaine Ingham, PhD. is Founder of Soil Foodweb Inc., an international laboratory system that assesses the balance of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, and mycorrhizal fungi in all materials. The major emphasis of her work is to return health to soil, so that natural nutrient cycling and disease suppression occur, allowing nutrient-dense, maximum yields of the desired plants, without requiring use of pesticides or inorganic fertilizers.
She is an energetic, easy-to-understand consultant who explains why life in the soil is so important, while at the same time giving a client the practical advice on how to achieve the desired goals. With decades of experience as a professor, researcher, and soil benefactor consulting in the field she has helped thousands of homeowners, growers, and influential companies understand healthy soil via healthy organisms and how to transform chemical-based growing environments into biologically-rich sustainable systems.
Elaine transmits sophisticated information in a down-to-earth way. Her mission is to show that the key to making any plant thrive, from the turf on golf courses to vegetables in the garden to orchard trees is to team up with suitable soil microbes. Elaine has astounding results to show for it. Dr. Ingham connects the loop from chemical, biological, to available plant nutrients. Her easy and enthusiastic style brings the soil foodweb to life.
If you are interested in booking Dr. Ingham for a one-on-one private consultation via skype or phone please Contact Jennifer. Dr. Ingham’s rates are $250/hour.
ECI Consulting Services
Dr. Carole Ann Rollins and James Eddington organized a 501(c)3 non-profit company called Environment Celebration Institute (ECI). Dr. Rollins, Mr. Eddington, and Dr. Ingham are on the Board of Directors of ECI. ECI bought a 58-acre farm in Northern California to perform Proof of Concept trials with the soil food web using many different agricultural approaches. Their research focus is currently on small and medium scale sustainable management of vegetable and pasture systems, on carbon sequestration with agricultural crops (where observations of as much as 10 more tons of carbon per acre sequestered per annum have occurred in crop soils), to food forest systems, to hydroponics, and aquaponics.
ECI offers Training programs through Dr. Ingham’s online courses and hands-on intensive practical training sessions at the farm. Many graduates continue on with the Soil Life Certification Program to become Certified Consultants. The Consultants who have completed the training programs and those that are currently participating in the programs are available for consultant services either on-site consultations, for short or long-term projects, or via skype, email and phone. Rates vary between $100-$200 per hour. Please Contact Carole for more information.