Soil: It’s Not Just Dirt | AHBE LAB

Why should we care about soil? “Soil is our planet’s epidermis. It’s only about a meter thick, on average, but it plays an absolutely crucial life-support role that we often take for granted.” – Dr. Donald Sparks, University of Delaware, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. I don’t typically think about soil in this context. Instead, the mention of the word evokes remembrance of the distinct fragrance of moist earth. I love the smell of it. I also recall a familiar sound: a shovel breaking into the groun…

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