Iowa Soil Health Day was June 19 – and now, tomorrow is National Soil Health Day. And Charles City Watershed Project Coordinator Douglas Johnson says these days are to help bring awareness to the general public on soil health and the importance of soil health in farming and even urban areas.
Johnson says soil health is the ability for soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans.
Johnson believes soil health is important for many reasons.
He says our local agricultural soil is not very healthy.
Local farmers and beyond are currently changing up their tilling techniques to better correct soil health. Johnson says the urban community has some ways to correct this issue as well: