Holey Moley – Moles are important! By Ana Candelli Plant roots, bugs, and ground burrowing animals call soil their home. One particular ground burrowing animal is a soil guardian. Moles are known for creating tunnel systems underground and for being garden pests. Even though they are pests, they play a key part in maintaining soil…

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D.I.Y. Compost By Ana Candelli Soil is the foundation of our earth. Our foundation is slowly weakening and not able to support us. So what can we do to strengthen our soils? Simply put you can create a composting system, which is using decayed organic matter as plant fertilizer. Here are some steps to create…

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What Does Climate Change Mean in 2020? By Danielle Whitcomb Climate change is an omnipresent issue that continues to evolve through time. Since the 1800s, the Earth’s overall temperature has risen by 1.5 degrees Celsius. While this may seem like a menial amount, there are detrimental consequences to this change. The past few decades have…

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How Do You Keep It Healthy? By Kurt McAuliffe A major part of soil science that really draws me in is the ways to actually keep the soil healthy. It can’t necessarily just stay healthy because you put something in it once, or just something simple. It does require a little more effort, and some…

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What Does This Soil Actually Look Like Underground? By Kyle McAuliffe Well, to start, there are many ways of observing all of what’s beneath our feet. We can look at it from a vertical perspective, and see each layer of it as it goes further underground, or we can analyze more of what’s on top.…

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Taking Care of the Soil: I Dig It By Ana Candelli If you were to look at a forest and you had to pick something important, what would it be? You might say the “trees” or the “wildlife”. Those are important but there is something slightly more important – the soil. Soil supports our plant…

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