World Soil day celebrates the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food, water and energy security and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change. It is celebrated particularly by the global community of 60 000 soil scientists charged with responsibility of generating and communicating soil knowledge for the common good. many events focussed on increasing the public awareness of soil and its contribution to humanity and the environment. It is held on December 5th because it corresponds with the official birthday of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej , the King of Thailand, who has officially sanctioned the event.
Did you know that by protecting your local Watershed you are also protecting polluted run off from infiltrating your soil? Check out our Water Conservation and Watershed Protection Workshops.
Another way to conserve and protect the soil in your yard is with organic gardening. Sign up for our Gardening 101: Grow Your Own Food Course to learn all the basics to get growing naturally today!