It’s no surprise the final month during the International Year of Soils recognizes soils, cultures, and people in the same month that Americans will gather in the homes of loved ones to celebrate Christmas and New Years. In 2002, the International Union of Soil Sciences made a resolution proposing December 5 as World Soil Day to annually celebrate the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human well-being.
Over the last year we’ve been able to join the world in celebrating all the amazing characteristics soil possesses. Such as the direct relationship between soils and the climate, products we use, environment, health, recreation, construction, water, urban life, and agriculture. It has been a great year raising awareness of just how important soils are even in our day-to-day lives. We believe life begins in the soil and that with healthy soil, we can change the world.
Healthy soil is the base for healthy plants, healthy animals, healthy food, and healthy people. So, as we gather this holiday season with our loved ones, lets not forget to be thankful for the world’s agriculturists as they enrich lives one healthy field at a time.