The Year of Soil | The Art of Monteque

2015 is the International Year of Soil

If you eat and live on planet earth you know without soil, good soil we will cease to do either eat or live.

The United Nations has declared it the year of soil, but do we really need the U.N. to tell us to take care of our soil?

Anyone who farm’s, ranches, has groves of fruit or nut trees. Raises dairy cow’s or sheep for wool, and cotton for our clothes knows this for a fact. If you don’t take care of your soil, you have no harvest and the US home gardeners know this is the first thing you learn. How to test the soil so you know what you need to get those tomatoes to grow. As I have read the information of the Year of Soil, and I see a leaning to urban areas. That’s good, our city kids need to know their food does not come from a box, but a hard working farmer that has dedicated their life to putting food on our nations table. Here are some of the quotes:

“Soils support urban life. Rain gardens help cities. Soils host at least one quarter of the worlds biodiversity. They are key in the carbon cycle. These help us to mitigate and adapt to climate change.”

Read more here: The Year of Soil | The Art of Monteque.