Most of us take soils for granted – brown, dirty, dull and unchanging - usually out of sight and so out of mind. But dig a little deeper (excuse the pun!), and our soils have incredible stories to tell – of how they provide the food on our plates, the home for at least a quarter of all the species on our planet, a vital store for carbon and water and even the answer to the question of where all life on earth began.
To reflect the depth and diversity of these stories, new creative tools are emerging all the time that tell them in fun and imaginative ways – and in so doing engage and inspire, dispel misconceptions and help you see soils in a whole new light.
uksoils is a consortium of scientific, campaigning and awareness raising organisations, all with a specialist knowledge of soil health, founded by UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Sustainable Soils Alliance, Earthwatch and University of Sheffield.