Soils Week 2017

Chairman's Corner

Bio Diversity - Soil Conservation Council of Canada

National Soil Conservation Week is an annual opportunity to remind all Canadians about the importance of soil health and conservation. This year, the national event is being celebrated between April 16 and 22. As the face and voice of soil conservation in Canada, SCCC looks forward to getting our message on soil care out to the public.

To see all our National Soil Conservation Week activities, please click on the banner above. You will find our media release, a feature article, and some support materials you can use to promote soil health and conservation throughout the year.

An exciting initiative this year is the Soil Your Undies campaign. Initiated by the Innovative Farmers of Ontario, we will use National Soil Conservation Week as a national platform to get as many Canadians as possible to take part in this fun and informative demonstration of soil health. We will soon release a video of the burial of the official Stanfield's undies at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa. In July, we will record the recovery of those same underwear and examine the state of decomposition. In this case, more is better. A high level of decomposition indicates a healthy and biologically active soil. The great thing about Soil Your Undies is that anyone with a farm, vegetable garden or flower bed can take part.

What's coming next? Well click here to check out the plans for our 2017 Summit on Canadian Soil Health in Guelph, Ont. this August.

– Alan Kruszel

Atlantic Soils: Digging into Soil Health

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