Pay Dirt! Let’s Celebrate 2015 as International Year of the Soil!

2015 Year of Soil 2What is soil? It is not just the dirt under out feet, but a living, breathing organism that we depend on for our very survival. Soil is one of the main resources that sustain life on this planet along with water, air and sunshine. Healthy unadulterated soil is quite literally alive with insects, microorganisms, bacteria and humus, decaying organic matter. It is the resource we walk all over and don’t spend much time thinking about… unless of course you are an organic farmer. Now the United Nationals Food and Agriculture Organization and the USDA agree:  soil health and awareness is essential to the health of our eco-systems and the food security for the billions who must be fed. Continue reading