Monday, August 16, 2010

What's In Soil?

Every time we pick up produce from Scottsdale or Jetsonville in the northeast, we marvel at the colour of the soil. Farmers had been busy this week, preparing ground for seeding: oceans of paddocks of chocolate furrows with islands of trees left to bask in their own glory - for a moment. It got us wondering, what's in soil? And in searching for answers, we came across this description from Discovery Channel's online education site. We thought it was so good, we wanted to share it:
"We know less about the earth under our feet than we do about the far side of the moon. Yet every plant and animal you can think of depends on this vast ecosytem. Each shovel of soil holds more living things than all the human beings ever born.  Lots of species are still waiting for scientists to identify and name them."

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