“To be a successful farmer one must first know the nature of the soil.” -Xenophon 400 BC
|Margaret, I believe you mean soil|
Soil is an important carbon sink storing 10% of the world’s carbon dioxide – more than all terrestrial vegetation and the atmosphere combined. When soil is disturbed, or tilled, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere where it is a major contributor to global warming. croplife.org
Soil is home to billions of living microorganisms which recycle organic material to maintain soil fertility and support plant growth. One cup of soil may hold 7 billion bacteria – the equivalent of our world’s human population!
At our meeting next week, Tracy Loslo, Chief Dig and founder of i-DIG gardening, will speak on The Heart and Soil of a Vibrant Garden. Tracey will be digging into what constitutes great soil and how we gardeners can produce more results by doing less work with our soil.
Bring a 500ml clean pop bottle because Tracey is giving each household some free liquid soil amender.