there are more living organisms in a shovel full of soil than human beings on Earth?
Below your very feet lies a world of soil that for most people, is a mystery. Yet, the complex and variable mixture of minerals, air, water decaying items and countless living organisms that make up soil, sustain virtually every form of life on Earth.
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil takes visitors of all ages into the world of soil, answering questions about what it is and why it is so important to life on Earth.
Soils are alive. They are born, they breathe, they age.
Soils are everywhere. See for yourself - starting November 10!
Presented in conjunction with Dig It! The Secrets of Soil!
Potassium, nitrogen, phosphorous, oh my! Soils contain a variety of chemicals and nutrients. These invisible building blocks determine the quality of the soil and what may grow in that soil. Learn some basic soil tests and bring in a sample of your own soil and test the pH. Plus, play with soil colors!
Mark your calendar for future Soil Saturdays:
Saturday, June 15
Saturday, July 20
3 M Company and 3M Foundation
Action Moving Services
AgStar Financial Services, ACA
Barr Engineering Company
The Mulch Store
Spectrum Research Inc.
The Dust Bowl, a Ken Burns film, explores the epic ecological disaster of the '30s & the perseverance of its survivors. Sunday, 8/7c on PBS.