International Year of SoilsI have just discovered that 2015 is The International Year of Soils.
To quote from the website:
'It may not be as visually striking as a green forest or appear as vital as fresh water, but plain-looking soil is a natural resource just as essential to sustaining life on Earth.'When you come to think of it we could feed the world a lot better if the old practices of crop rotation were still routinely used and the roots of trees and hedgerows could help the soil retain water and stop the soil erosion that large fields encourage.
Take the Soil Association's Quiz to see how much you know about soil.
For more information see:
The International Year of Soils website
The Soil Association website