Did you know there is an official day to celebrate dirt? Well, there is and it’s December 5th.
We know that soil is the source of most of our food and is a finite natural resource; on a human time-scale it is non-renewable. Even with this knowledge, degradation of soil resources continue worldwide because of inappropriate management practices and pollution. So, in 2002, The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), adopted a resolution proposing the 5th of December as World Soil Day to celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing.
Under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the “Global Soil Partnership”, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has supported the formal establishment of World Soil Day as a global awareness raising platform.
Composting is the only way that we humans can conserve and restore soil health both globally and in our own backyards. So here at the NC Composting Council we are embracing the celebration of World Soil Day with a countdown of soil facts which began on November 1st and ends on December 4th. We offer you one question and one answer for each of the 34 days. Click the link below and learn more about soil. Then go out and COMPOST!!