*We have revised our refund policy in response to the global coronavirus pandemic – see below*
Wild Abundance is passionate about sharing skills and knowledge. We work to make our classes accessible to everyone who wants to learn, while also providing fair wages and compensation to our staff, instructors, and collaborators.
Refunds & Transfers
We generally do not issue refunds for tuition payments of in-person classes. Wild Abundance is a small business that relies on tuition payments in order to offer our classes and programs. With this in mind, please be sure that you will be able to attend a class before registering. For information on refunds for online classes, see below.
If you are not able to attend a class, please notify us as soon as possible. It is possible that your spot can be used for a scholarship. If you have an emergency, you might even get a partial refund if we have enough notice, and we are able to fill your spot with a paying student.
We are generally not able to accomodate transfers. Our classes tend to fill quickly. If someone drops out of a class late in the game, their spot in that class will likely not be able to be filled. If they then wish to transfer to another class, it is generally unlikely that there is space in that other class. If there is space in another class, it is one that will likely fill, and so, if we offered transfers, we would be removing a spot from a class that we would otherwise sell. We do not transfer from year to year for various reasons, including that our class offerings, and pricing structure change.
Coronavirus Refund Policy
Updated July 21, 2021
We acknowledge that the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 are serious and can feel scary. As a result, we’ve amended our refund policy accordingly to include transfers. We hope these changes will accommodate the needs of our students during this crisis.
- If we are not able to run a class, due to safety or local regulations, it will either be rescheduled and/or taught in an online format (this is unlikely because our classroom is outdoors, but who knows what the future holds).
- No refunds are available for classes that change in timing or format, however we are willing to work with you to transfer your credit to another class if a rescheduled time doesn’t work for you.
- If you are not able to attend a class due to COVID-19, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will see what we can work out.
Refunds for Online Classes
We offer full refunds for our online classes within 2 weeks of purchase. In order to qualify for a refund, you must have viewed at least 4 lessons within the class/program. Contact email@example.com to inquire about refunds for online classes.
Payment plan options are available for some classes so that you can spread the cost out over time and break it up into more manageable chunks. We generally ask folks on a payment plan to pay, in total, a “middle” price on the sliding scale. Additionally, we will add a $75 admin fee to your total. This is for two reasons: first, payment plans are riskier for us because students may drop out of a class after making only one or two payments; second, keeping track of payments made, and reminding folks to make payments is more work on our part.
Our scholarship program focuses on building social and racial equity by sharing our offerings with Black, Latinx, Indigenous people, and People of Color (BIPOC). We occasionally offer scholarships to other groups based on financial need and/or involvement in community projects.
We understand that the advantages white people hold are a direct result of the exploitation of BIPOC, including their skills, knowledges, lands, labor, and other valuable resources. Additionally, we acknowledge that People of Color face institutional, cultural and socioeconomic barriers to “coming back to the land” and learning skills for self-sufficiency. These barriers are the result of biased and violent systems of power that explicitly undermine and marginalize BIPOC and deny them access to land, education, safety, and other resources.
Our intentions behind offering equity scholarships are to:
- Provide access to these skills for people who otherwise might not have the opportunity, due to the above mentioned systems, structures, and barriers.
- Support the representation and participation of BIPOC in the worlds of earth-based skills.
- Make a small but concrete offering towards acknowledgement and restitution to the communities who have been exploited for the material gain of white people and white culture, and from whom much of what we teach has been taken without consent.
In-Person Classes with Scholarship Opportunities:
To apply for a scholarship for an in-person class, click here. In-person class scholarships include full tuition and free camping and do not include meals, camping gear, class gear, transportation, or lodging in an airbnb.
Online Classes with Scholarship Opportunities:
To apply for a scholarship for one of our online classes, please visit the individual class page, where you will find a link to a scholarship application.
If you have any further questions about refunds, payment plans or scholarships, please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.