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Soils in gardens, towns and cities

Not all soils are on farm, indeed many of our most important soils are to be found in our towns and cities where soil supports the precious oases of green space that are so important for our wellbeing. These include private gardens, playing fields and parks and community gardens and allotments for children and adults who don’t have gardens of their own to experience the joy of growing for themselves.

To learn more about how to manage and improve the soil in your own garden and find opportunities in your community and meet and learn from like-minded enthusiasts – amateur and professional, visit the sites below.

"To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves."

Mahatma Gandhi, Indian activist