2015: International Year of Soils

Happy New Year – 2015 is the International Year of Soils!

 

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS)…. The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. ~ Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

Healthy Soils for a Healthy Life

From food production to climate change, healthy soils are vital to life on this planet. The 2015 International Year of Soils aims to heighten awareness of our dependence on soil and to protect the soils of our Earth.

The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth

Soil/earth/land has inspired passion and poetry… for a reason. Let’s keep our soils vital and healthy. Watch and share this beautiful video about soils.

William Bryant Logan said that ‘soil is the ecstatic skin of the Earth.’ Living, life-giving, complex, misunderstood, so mysterious, the connector, the protector, the producer. This is soil. ~ USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service

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