Making the bottom of the food chain a top priority.

SoilDAO is a multinational collective operating as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization.  We are Stewards of Earth dedicated to the preservation & regeneration of our planet’s topsoil. Join us.

The Problem

Our Soil is going extinct, and so is our food.

Modern industrial agriculture practices deplete our soil of its carbon and elemental nutrients in order to mass produce food – all too often genetically modified and sprayed with poison.

Meanwhile, BigAg Multinationals and profit driven developers continue to buy up the world’s farmlands at an unprecedented rate. The result is increased centralized control and mismanagement of the world’s agricultural lands and food supply.

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According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

at current rates of degradation, fertile soil will go extinct within the next 60 years. In addition, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that by 2045, food production will drop by 40%, as the population crosses 9.3 billion.

Soil extinction is a real and immediate concern

Unless addressed now, will lead to catastrophic global crises within one generation’s time… including food and water shortages, droughts and famines, adverse climate changes, mass migrations and unprecedented rates of species extinction.

While the degree of systemic change needed to address this pending catastrophe is daunting

new ways of combining finance, creativity and entrepreneurship through Web3 blockchain capital raises offers the potential to rapidly crowd source significant funding and community involvement towards literally saving the earth’s soil.

At current rates, fertile soil will go extinct within the next 50 years.

Food production will drop by 40%, as the population crosses 9.3 billion.

The Vision

Rethinking land ownership to benefit Earth

SoilDAO began with the mission “to accelerate topsoil regeneration” and quickly realized 2 things;
the problem is systemic, and we are not alone. There are many beautiful organizations working on different parts of this puzzle. SoilDAO believes the ultimate solution to saving our topsoil will come from our collective mind, in a cooperative endeavor.  So we built a map to help us work together.

The following diagram represents a deep understanding of all the elements that must evolve together to effect the change we all want.
This is The Big Picture; what part are you working on?

EcoVillage

ECOVILLAGE

~ The Beginning & the End game ~

The EcoVillage represents communities living in harmony with the land. Every town & city has the potential to be an “EcoVillage”. This is far more easily accomplished when supported by the components in this tree of life. Unfortunately, many of these elements are disconnected or don’t yet exist.

EcoVillage
NFT MARKETPLACE

NFT MARKETPLACE

~ Land Stewardship Marketplace ~

SoilDAO imagines a marketplace that enables fractionalized shares of property dedicated to conservation & regenerative practices. These NFTs can accrue value in AIR/WATER/SOIL credits, based on activities qualified by the council of LORE and approved by the DAO. Revenue supports the rapid growth and expansion of EcoVillages.

DEFI

~ Decentralized Finance ~

SoilDAO believes the ability to exchange value in a fully decentralized manner is critical to regenerative finance and the nature of abundance. There are many folks already building these tools. We just need to plug them in.

DEFI
BUSINESS

BUSINESS

~ Eco-Responsible Enterprise ~

SoilDAO imagines a world in which every business is eco-responsible and plays a key role in revitalizing, growing and funding the ecosystem. This component makes it easy for existing businesses to plug into the network and enables the exchange of goods & services with DEFI.

LORE

~ The Council of Lore ~

The council is responsible for managing the principles and policies specific to every region & resource. This component enables participants to leverage the knowledge graph, qualify business operations & submit proposals to the DAO.

KB

KB

~ The Knowledge Graph ~

SoilDAO imagines a vast knowledge graph that illustrates the relationships between all parties, data & resources (think Big Data Analytics meets Wikipedia meets Facebook). This seemingly monumental undertaking is made easy with new technologies, AI & crowdsourcing intelligence.

AIR

AIR

~ AKA Carbon Credits ~

Air is currently managed with "Carbon Credits”. International organizations are trying to govern all resources with carbon credits, and it's kind of a mess. There are over 170 types of Carbon Credits & no single entity that governs them all.

SoilDAO imagines AIR as a single utility token that governs Clean Air and provides an organizational structure for all related off-set credits.

Water

WATER

~ The Essence of Life ~

SoilDAO imagines a global utility token that enables fair use & responsible consumption of this precious resource, planet-wide. Much like a carbon-offset credit, SoilDAO imagines a world where clean water is both an ecological & economic imperative.

Soil

SOIL

~ The Foundation of Civilization ~

Most of us are familiar with climate change, carbon emissions, air pollution, and water scarcity. But few have focused on the SOIL, the thin layer of fertile earth that sustains life on our planet.

SoilDAO imagines a utility token that functions like an offset credit to help govern the biological efficacy of our planet’s topsoil.

DAO

DAO

~ Decentralized Autonomous Organization ~

SoilDAO believes in the nature of the DAO. We imagine a world in which the holy trinity of natural resources (air, water, and soil) is governed with a Decentralized Autonomous Organization. Placing principles before profits, The DAO allows stewards from all walks of life to carry out the sacred duties of Earth engagement, tending, and revitalization.

Members of SoilDAO are invested in the big picture, and collectively decided to prioritize the development of the NFT Marketplace first.  This is the most rapid way to grow our network of like-minded individuals and businesses, while providing real-world value for participants.  Introducing…

Steward

The OpenSea of Land Stewardship

Read the Whitepaper and help us build a global network of Land Stewards dedicated to Revitalizing our Mother Earth.

Create Stewardship Easements

SoilDAO is pioneering the next generation of land stewardship by syncretizing trust documents with Smart Contracts, AI and blockchain technologies; making Stewardship easements more affordable, efficient & available to all.

Collect Natural Habitats

Every Steward NFT represents a unique habitat for a vast array of species. Become a Steward, collect and contribute to our planet’s biodiversity, earn rewards & help wildlife survive before it becomes endangered.

Save the Soil!

The most effective way to save the soil is to Steward the land and all of the wildlife that creates it. Stewardship easements that are *optionally* donated to the SoilDAO Trust are created in perpetuity, with the Primary Beneficiary being EARTH.

Steward NFTS

NFTs are Non-Fungible-Tokens, a unique digital asset that is immutable, scarce & easily trade-able. 
Steward NFTs represent real-world properties that are pledged to sustainable causes and have truly innovative features:

The Promise NFT

defines a future land conservation area & wildlife habitat.  Promise NFTs can be fractionalized to crowdfund projects

The Stewardship NFT

 is a certified property held in trust, verifiable on-chain and IRL.  Stewardship NFTs hold digital copies of real-world-documents.

The OffsetOrchard NFT

generates revenue from wide variety of different eco-credits

TerraShares & Stewardship Pools

Stewardship Pools are an innovative approach to fractionalized NFTs.  NFTs Owners can create any number of TerraShares that represent a fraction of the pool.  TerraShares also have an accompanying pond that accumulates a share of rewards and other revenue the parent NFT may earn.

The Eco-Village NFT

can bundle multiple NFTs together to crowdfund entire villages!

SoilDAO Land Stewardship Principles

The SoilDAO Trust Principles are established to ensure the regeneration of all life on the Land through:

Life-filled, fertile soils

Healthy water systems

Clean air & carbon sequestration

Rewilding & biodiversity

Waste reduction, composting & recycling

Renewable & sustainable resources of energy, foods and materials

The SoilDAO Roadmap
(Beta)

2022 ~Initiation

  • Establish the Team and the Dream
  • Conduct weekly AMAs
  • Establish the Vision & Mission statement
  • Write the Lite Paper
  • Launch Web3 website
  • Survive the Bear

Q1 2023 ~Discovery

  • Market Analysis & Research
  • Review available DAO tools
  • Hire Web3 Consultant
  • Design BigPicture for EcoVillage solutions
  • *Proposal for NFT Marketplace passes
  • Hire Blockchain Architect
  • Determine primary business model
  • Draft marketplace specifications

Q2 2023 ~Design

  • *STEWARD marketplace proposal passes
  • Design Digital Ecosystem & TechStack
  • Engineer blockchain components
  • Write white paper for Steward
  • Redesign Website
  • Establish lawful organizational structure
  • Assemble board of delegates

Q3 2023 ~Foundation

Core Team

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Hristiyan Atanasov

Co-Founder

Hristiyan Atanasov

Hristiyan, founder of Artisanov Construction Inc. and an internationally recognized leadership coach, blends meditation, spirituality, and advanced facilitation techniques to foster self-empowerment. His passion for Web3 technologies, especially their application in real-world projects like regenerative agriculture, led to the creation of Soil Dao.

Austin Hill Shaw

Co-Founder

Austin Hill Shaw

Austin Hill Shaw is the founder of 3 Lights Design and the author of The Shoreline of Wonder: On Being Creative. His mission is to reform architecture as it is practiced today from a transactional, material-based, consumer pursuit to one that is transformative, to one that honors and celebrates the intelligence and generosity of the natural world, and to one that is deeply collaborative, co-creative and fulfilling for everyone involved.

Tēfa Hallock

Co-Founder

Tēfa Hallock

Tēfa Hallock brings 25 years of environmental activism in business leadership, sustainable development, and government consulting. Her interdisciplinary expertise is essential in solving complex environmental, operational and financial problems.

Casey Jeppesen

Co-Founder

Casey Jeppesen

Casey Jeppesen is the CTO of Ecovalence, specializing in building digital ecosystems for SEO & blockchain business. With over 25yrs experience in the Tech industry; he is a self-proclaimed TechGnostic, Futurist & Digital Syncretist. He is also a Certified Blockchain Architect & Cryptocurrency Expert.

Board of Delegates

Adey Bell

First Minister ~ Temple of Soil

Adey Bell

Adey Bell

Dani Bellavita

Consultant ~ Bridging Tech & Nature

Dani Bellavita

Dani Bellavita

Bart Eller

Revolutionizing Soil Science

Adey Bell

Bart Eller

Bradley Logan

Sovereign Legal Strategist

Adey Bell

Bradley Logan

August Rose

Director of Private Legacy Advisers

August Rose

August Rose

David Shakiban

Creative Director

Adey Bell

David Shakiban

Leila Burridge

Strategic Consultant

Leila Burridge

Leila Burridge

David Mizne

Public Relations Strategist

Adey Bell

David Mizne

Brian Cutright

Sustainable Builder

Brian Cutright

Brian Cutright

Oren Jaffe

Carbon Credit verification expert

August Rose

Oren Jaffe

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