Soil is a living component of our ecosystem, serving as a balanced biome of plant, animal, bacterial, and fungal life. Soil provides a structure through which most natural processes cycle and by which most terrestrial life survives.
- Understand soil and its role in the ecosystem;
- Recognize the role of soil in human activities, as well as appreciate its role in our agricultural history and future;
- Understand how to promote and preserve soil health.
Exercise Pathways & Materials
Exercises can be completed as an ordered curriculum offering. Some can be used as standalone activities, though some exercises make connections to preceding modules and exercises. Exercises from different learner pathways can also be mixed to create a customized curriculum. All exercises are available through the links below:
|Early Learners||Intermediate Learners||Advanced Learners|
|<-- Get Dirty -->|
|Mud Pie||Mud Pie Recipe||Mud Pie Math|
|Dirt Dance||Soil Cycles||Soil Cycles: Inputs & Outputs|
|<-- Farm Innovations Coloring -->||Green Revolution: Results & Problems|
|Mud Paints||Soil Match||Local Soils: Using the Web Soil Survey|
|Carbon Catch||Carbon Catchers||Carbon Sequestration|
|Compost: Yes or No?||Building Compost||Understanding Compost|
|Hugelkultur||<-- Advertise for Hugelkultur -->|
|<-- Dirt Defender Pledge -->|