Build Soil

is creating Writing, Education, & Designs to Repair the Earth's Climate
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$1/month leaves a tip for my regular activities as a researcher, poster, writer, and teacher. 

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$5/month means that you will have access to my Patreon page where I will post a monthly write up of my activities and early drafts of my work. See my progress and process!

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$10/month means all of the above as well as access to an online quarterly webinar that I will give updating the progress on the project.

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About Build Soil

For most of my life, I wanted to know: "what will it take for us to repair the climate, feed people, restore the landscape?" So I spent a decade working in nonprofits devoted to repairing the relationships of people and place. I learned Permaculture, a method of ecological design that allows us to repair the earth while supporting a thriving community. In college, I studied plant ecology and ethnoecology and learned as much as a could about plants and soil. I went to graduate school for sustainable landscape planning and design and geographic information systems to learn the necessary skills.

After 25 years of searching, I am confident that I have found my calling. I now understand the significant role that the release of soil carbon has played in climate change. I believe that we can repair the climate in our lifetimes. A recent IPCC report has said that, in order to keep global temperatures from rising 1.5 degrees, we have to stabilize between passing a 10-year carbon budget, or 420 gigatonnes of CO2.  So, that's the goal and from 2028 on, we will need to work on dropping another 100-150 ppm (depending on how much we rise on the way to 2028.)

I'm researching, writing, and designing landscapes. In the long run, I believe we must grow a worker-owned, climate- repairing development project that will employ and empower people to fix the climate. I have a plan for how it can work and I feel confident that, once launched, it can be a powerful force for change.

My main projects right now are:
  1. Regular soil discussions on Twitter.
  2. Short articles on important soil carbon and design topics.
  3. Documentation and case-studies to inform action and design.
  4. A book on how regions can address climate change through soil.
  5. Designs of yards, neighborhoods, cities, regions, and broad landscapes for mitigation and repair of the climate.

I am currently putting as much time as I can to get this project running. Some health complications and a surgery, as well as the struggle to stay on my feet while making something new happen is challenging.

By helping me on Patreon, you are helping me reclaim my attention from a period of worrying about finances and my own well-being, to directing it more fully on working through the ideas, writing, presentation, and storytelling needed to get this work growing.

The support I receive will buy back my time so that i can make regular blog posts and videos, share documentation of the projects that prove what's possible, build presentations and workshops, and craft the build model I need to show investors how to give in ways that reverse climate change.

Thank you so much in advance for your support.

Jordan Fink
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$760 of $900 per month
If I could guarantee that $900 was available at the start of the month, I would be able to have the above needs met plus have a secure space to work from.

At this amount of pledges, I can devote my attention to what this project needs from me: a rested and steady attention to building an organization capable to repairing the climate. I will produce blogs more than weekly, put out a monthly writing piece, and be able to put my training and creativity to my life work. I will be able to make up the additional gap in my expenses through hosting classes, workshops, and doing design consultations.

It would be such an honor to be supported in this way so that i can share the journey and focus on making a world that would be improving and healing.
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