Soil science

This is the best resource list you’ll find anywhere. Big shoutout to Kiss The Ground for putting it together!

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  • NY Times: To Combat Climate Change, Start From the Ground Up (With Dirt)
  • NY Times: A Boon for Soil, and for the Environment
  • NY Times: Can Dirt Save the Earth?
  • Washington Post: A secret weapon to fight climate change: dirt
  • Upworthy: A down-and-dirty look at a groundbreaking discovery that could save the planet.
  • Huffington Post: A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet
  • An overlooked answer to climate change right beneath your feet
  • The Atlantic: Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People
  • FastCo: Restoring Global Soil Quality Is One Of The Best Things We Can Do For Climate Change
  • Yes! Magazine: What’s a Carbon Farmer? How California Ranchers Use Dirt to Tackle Climate Change

Soil on the global stage

Regenerative agriculture

Key practices, principles and pioneering work of regenerative agriculture.

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Soil and climate science

Agriculture tools



Into practice

10 ways to love the soil

Did you know that building healthy soils on a global scale is one of the best ways to draw down enough carbon to prevent a catastrophic climate crisis? ―And carbon storage isn’t soil’s only superpower; the ways that soil stands to positively impact the lives of billions worldwide are tangible and immediate: replenished water cycles, restored fertility, and regenerated ecosystems. What’s not to love? Here are 10 ways to love the soil. 

Kiss The Ground’s free middle-school curriculum

Kiss the Ground’s Free Middle School Curriculum that we developed in partnership with Life Lab is designed to introduce young people to the magic of soil and the fascinating connection it has to the food we eat, our health and our climate. The 5-lesson curriculum, written to serve as supplemental material for the Next Generation Science Standards, teaches about the carbon cycle, photosynthesis, soil science, various agricultural practices, and concludes with a regenerative soil-based project. Our aim is to have this curriculum in every US state and translated for global distribution. It’s free, help us get the word out!

Free soil health communication toolkit

  • An open source slide deck that connects the importance of soil health to business, identifies best practices and showcases private sector actions. The deck is usable by anyone to manipulate and adapt to fit your needs. Pull slides that are relevant to you and your audience, change colors to align with your brand, and share freely! Supporting information and statistics relevant to each slide are included in the notes sections for reference in discussions.
  • Supporting appendix slide deck with a bit more detail for those interested in digging in and a list of resources.
  • A compilation of soil health fact sheets from NRCSFAO as well as infographics.
  • Short animated videos that simplify the critical role soil health plays in agriculture and outline best practice solutions. Watch animated videos: Leaky System and Sources & Sinks.

Organisations advancing the soil health movement

Learn about and follow all the amazing organizations working to build healthy soil, grow nutritious food, and reverse climate change worldwide.

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