whether a plant that grew in it or an animal that grew from plants, 95% of all food can be traced back to soil!
natural? synthetic? paper or plastic? from clothing to accessories, wood to oil; all that warms and protects us, starts in the soil.
soils are the lungs and liver of the earth, removing contaminants from the air we breathe and water we drink -- free of charge!
the base of our economy, the base of food webs, and the physical base of our cities, soils are literally the foundation of life -— past and present!
soils are home to the plants, fungi, & bacteria that produce most of the world’s medicine — and nearly 98% of the microbes that inhabit it have yet to be discovered!
from paints and pottery to playing fields and parks, soils provide the grounds for music, sports, and art!