Celebrating World Soil Day!

Today is World Soil Day!

World Soil Day aims to highlight the value of healthy soil and sustainable soil management. Here’s a few reasons why soil is so important:

  • It is estimated 95% of our food is directly or indirectly produced in our soil
  • There are more living organisms in 1 tablespoon of soil, than there are people on Earth
  • Soils are one of our most valuable resources in Australia, supporting our food, fibre and water supplies
  • Soil underpins our agricultural production, directly contributing approximately $63 billion AUD per year to Australia’s economy
  • Soils can store, form and recycle the nutrients we need to survive

Below are a range of soil information resources (Sourced from Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations).