It’s incredibly important to us that folks that feel a strong pull to join our course are able to do so. We offer a tiered sliding scale (explained below) with a limited number of seats. If you have the ability to ask friends or family members for financial support we ask that you first consider those options before using our sliding scale. On the other hand, if you know Good Soil is where you are meant to be and all the seats from your tier have been used, or if the lowest tier is still outside your means, please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will see if we can work out an extended payment plan or other solution.
This sliding scale model is adapted from the Green Bottle Sliding Scale by alexis J. cunningfolk of Worts & cunning. Alexis has been generous enough to grant permission for us (and you!) to use their words and concepts.
If you’re curious to dig into the concept we recommend reading two of their blog posts: the sliding scale; a tool of economic justice, and how to make the sliding scale better for you + your clients.
“Recently, someone shared with me the idea of sacrifice versus hardship when examining access. If paying for a class, product, or service would be difficult, but not detrimental, it qualifies as a sacrifice. You might have to cut back on other spending in your life (such as going out to dinner, buying coffee, or a new outfit), but this will not have a long term harmful impact on your life. It is a sacred sacrifice in order to pursue something you are called to do. If, however, paying for a class, product, or service would lead to a harmful impact on your life, such as not being able to put food on the table, pay rent, or pay for your transportation to get to work, then you are dealing with hardship. Folks coming from a space of hardship typically qualify for the lower end of the sliding scale. I find the idea of sacrifice versus hardship to be a very useful nuance when talking about class and access because it recognizes and respects that paying for something might still be a challenge even if it is just a short-term one, while giving appropriate space for those who are dealing with financial hardship.” Alexis J. Cunningfolk