Why do we have such negative connotations with the words “soil” and “dirt”?
- If something is “soiled” it’s worthless or needs cleaning.
- If something is “dirty” we go “ewww”…or “yuck”
- Why does it have to be “dirt poor?”; can’t someone be “dirt rich?”
- Why is someone a “dirty” scoundrel, thief, liar, etc.?
- Fertile soils teem with microorganisms, which directly contribute to the biological fertility of that soil.
- Biological fertility is under-studied and our scientific knowledge of it is incomplete.
- In addition to fertility, soil microorganisms also play essential roles in the nutrient cycles that are fundamentally important to life on the planet.
- In the past, agricultural practices have failed to promote healthy populations of microorganisms, limiting production yields and threatening sustainability.
- Scientific research is exploring new and exciting possibilities for the restoration and promotion of healthy microbial populations in the soil.
Healthy Soil Microbes = Healthy Humans