Soil Your Undies: Airing your dirty laundry.

There is an old saying about not airing your dirty laundry in public, but that is just exactly what 10 Marion County farm women are going to do.  Why? It’s a great way to learn about life in the soil. Healthy fields have a lot of microbial activity and a hungry field is a healthy field.  The greater the degradation of the undies, the healthier the soil biology.

So, these producers are going to find out what’s going in the ground beneath their crops.  Hopefully, it should be teeming with millions of tiny lifeforms—bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, arthropods, earthworms—all busy transferring nutrients, eating and decomposing organic material through nutrient cycling in processes that help plants thrive.

Are you concerned about soil health? Take the challenge, just go to the NRCS website  and get started.  If you have questions about soil health, we will be glad to help you.  Reach us at or call Marion SWCD at 503.391.9927. Save the date for the Soil Health Workshop at Chemekata Eola Campus on November 6, 2019.

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