Happy World Soil Day! At Gardenuity, we love to say that dirt matters. And every December 5th, the whole world agrees with us by celebrating soil.
For gardening purposes,
Here’s what world soil day is, why it matters, & how you can help sustain soil health. Plus, how to make sure you have healthy soil for
What is World Soil Day?
World Soil Day was officially begun in 2012 by the United Nations. Initially, it was created to bring awareness about the dangers of soil loss — an impending problem for the world. Soil degradation and erosion have been increasing over the last few years through practices of deforestation, poor agriculture tactics, and pollution increase.
Why Does it Matter?
So, we’re losing some soil…why does that matter?
Without soil, there’s no agriculture and therefore no food — and we don’t mean just vegetables and fruit. Even the animals we
Additionally, soil reduces biodiversity loss. We have an enormous variety of life on the planet. Sadly, much of this variety is currently threatened. When soil robustness is at risk, so is much of the life on earth — including varieties that are vital to human health and varieties that simply add beauty.
What Can I Do?
- Talk about it! The whole point of World Soil Day is to raise awareness, so help us let other people know. Tell your mom, your grandpa, your kids, and your neighbors. The more people
know,the more care will be given back to the soil.
- If you farm on any scale, engage in good agricultural practices. This includes reducing tillage, rotating crops, avoiding soil compaction, and more. See here for further information.
- Do what you can to stop deforestation. For most of us, this means the little things. Plant a tree in your yard, go paperless at the office, and support companies that are sustainable.
- Eat wisely! The primary reason soil loss is so prevalent is because of human consumption. As you pick our your meat and veggies, shop from brands that grow sustainably and thoughtfully — brands that care about the earth.
How Do I Create Healthy Soil for my Personal Garden?
Some of us do what we can for soil across the globe, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the soil in our backyard is suddenly healthy, prime growing ground.
The key components of a healthy growing soil environment
However tricky it is, when you’re growing a garden, it’s vital to create this fertile soil environment. At Gardenuity, we know this. That’s why we’ve paired with lifetime soil experts to specifically create and customized soil for this exact purpose.
Read the dirty details on our dirt here, and truly see the difference in your grow.