Berryville VA - Soil is the earth’s living skin, supporting a complex ecosystem below and essential to human life above. Healthy soil is the foundation for agriculture, and helps clean the water we drink and the air we breathe.
Whether you are a farmer or a backyard gardener, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service can help you understand how to protect and improve the function of your soil.
During The Gathering, visit the USDA interactive display to see how roots give soil strength and structure, witness the destructive effects of rain on uncovered soil, get a closer look at the layers below our feet, and test your soil smarts.
When you dig a little, you really can learn a lot and be a part of the global celebration of the International Year of Soils.
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service to offer Interactive Display at The Gathering Oct. 30 - Nov. 1
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