A friend is getting some East Coast garden tomatoes today from a friend--yum, remember those, juicy, right in the garden row?
It's all in the dirt. In celebration of The Year of the Soil, the Soil Science Society of America is coordinating a year-long program to educate people about ...well, dirt.
"Healthy humans need healthy soil" is the rallying cry.
The calcium in broccoli--from the dirt. Proteins in wheat--from nitrogen in the soil.
Soil provides a structure for plants--to stabilize them. The soil is teeming with useful organisms.
Check out: http://soilsmatter.wordpress.com
Remember hearing about crop rotation in school? I do. Or fertilizer runoff? Watch for these videos to better appreciate dirt!
And enjoy those succulent tomatoes.