Come join us! My post this week is a SHOUT OUT to ALL bloggers that have gardens. If you garden, you need “soil.” You might ask, who cares about soil, well, we need to! Soil is as important as the air we breath!
About a month ago, Lori Fontanes from What the Ducks told me it was World Soil Day + I had no idea. I guess my head was under a rock-LOL! That day I was not thinking about soil.That was my mistake; for without soil, I would not be able to grow anything! My Urban Potager/Modern Day Kitchen Garden would not exist. I would not have fresh food from my yard. I would not be able to have an immunity garden + neither would you!
Our soil is the foundation of everything we do in our gardens, literally! Lori sent me an email later that week and told me she wanted to start a Blogger Action Day-Save the Soil day. Her idea was to ask all bloggers to participate. I want to invite you to join! Soil Is not something we think about, and we DO need to think about it for it is disappearing at alarming rates. What will we + nature eat when we do not have soil?
If you are not sure about the importance of soil, I posted at the bottom of the page a wonderful video put out by World Soil Awareness, which was on their site December 5, 2014. If you want to get the word out and educate people about the importance of soil, please participate. Just Copy the logo(s) and put on your blog or mention the week of January 21st ( Blogger Action Day-Save the Soil day) to inform others it is the 2015 International Year of Soil( read more). We as bloggers have a special opportunity to inform our readers. Maybe your blog is about something else, but you can pass the word on to “Save The Soils” on January 21st, 2015. All our beautiful food, flowers and herbs would not be possible without the soil in our yards. Could you imagine the world without plants!
One way you can help our soil is to learn how to compost (read more here).When you take your kitchen “green scrapes” and combine them with green + brown yard waste, you speed up the decomposition process. All that green stuff, brown stuff + kitchen scraps don’t end up in a landfill + are put to work right on your property, working with nature not against her! Did you know about 15% of what the average household throws out could be composted? When you compost where you live, you feed your soil, and it means you use less fertilizer, and your gardens require less water!
“Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life on Earth. It is composed of countless species that create a dynamic and complex ecosystem and is among the most precious resources to humans. Increased demand for agriculture commodities generates incentives to convert forests and grasslands to farm fields and pastures. The transition to agriculture from natural vegetation often cannot hold onto the soil and many of these plants, such as coffee, cotton, palm oil, soybean and wheat, can actually increase soil erosion beyond the soil’s ability to maintain itself.”
“Half of the topsoil on the planet has been lost in the last 150 years. In addition to erosion, soil quality is affected by other aspects of agriculture. These impacts include compaction, loss of soil structure, nutrient degradation, and soil salinity. These are very real and at times severe issues.( read more here or visit their site later)“
The video below was from
This video is only 5 minutes + will make an impression on you about how important “soil” is to our daily survival!
Please take the time for the soil beneath your feet….it needs your help!