"Soil is one of our most precious natural resources. It is the foundation of our whole ecosystem. It is the basis of all plant growth providing us food, clothing and other materials. Soil filters water, decomposes waste, stores heat and exchanges gases."
--"Don't Call it Dirt: A Passion for Soil"
View the ILF video, Don’t Call it Dirt: A Passion for Soil (7:55). In the video, viewers are asked to think about soil and how it is used. It also provides ideas so that everyone can improve soil quality and keep it where it belongs.
Iowa Learning Farms' publication series "It Begins With You."
Other publications in this series include:
Cellulosic Biofuels and Your Farm
Language of Conservation
Urban Conservation Practices
Water Quality and Conservation Practices
*Eight Supplement sheets (by soil region) are also available. See the "Water" section on this website for the supplements.
To receive printed copies of these handouts, email Iowa Learning Farms: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the ILF video "Strip-Tillage Crop Management" in six chapters.
(Note Click the three lines in the top left hand corner of the video for the entire playlist.)