Soil holds the key to our collective food future and environmental health. But around the world, we’re losing living topsoil, which takes thousands of years to create, at an unprecedented rate. It’s being washed off the land by poor agricultural practices and degraded by large amounts of chemicals. Sustainable
farming practices help to protect and restore soil—and we can all do our part to help restore this precious and vital resource.
Get your hands dirty by starting a garden in your backyard, windowsill, school, office or local community. Even growing just a few herbs or veggies will help you develop a new relationship with your food and the process of growing it. There are many wonderful resources to consult in communities across the country, from your local public library to gardening clubs to university extension services.
Get educated about food and farming. Talk to your farmers, food servers, and grocers to learn more about where your food comes from.