World Soil Day

Photo: Huaje Planting, Oaxaca December 5 is World Soil Day (Día Mundial del Suelo). Hashtag: #WorldSoilDay Key Linkshttp://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/en/http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/campaign-material/en/http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/world-soil-day/events/en/http://www.fao.org/world-soil-day/world-soil-day-award/en/ Questions Are there live videos and conversations about soil this week? What are recommended online resources, apps? What are the most popular celebrations of soil? What is the Global Symposium on Soil Pollution? What are upcoming events …

Soil

Photo: Rio Muchacho (Ecuador) Soil = the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles Cryptobiotic Soils – Otherwise known as “desert glue,” this layer of biotic organisms “hidden” (crypto-) in the surface of park soils is …

Agriculture

Photo: Fidel’s farm Agriculture = the practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products WikipediaRight to farm Planeta.com

Desert Notebook

Photo It is the rare storm that penetrates the Sonoran Desert. What litle precipitation does fall comes as a rule from December to March as gentle rains from Pacific weather disturbances, or in late July and August as violent thunderstorms.– John Alcock, Sonoran Desert Spring The humans who confronted the Pima and the Papago in …