Soil Health Institute Releases Living Soil Lesson Plans for High School, College

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Soil Health Institute Releases Living SoilLesson Plans for High School, College

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) is pleased to release high school and college lesson plans, designed to be used with Living Soil, a 60-minute documentary that captures the history – and significance – of the soil health movement.


The documentary features diverse scenes of food production from the Dust Bowl to today. Rural and urban farmers from different areas of the United States talk about strategies they use to improve soil health as well as soil health’s impact on food security, environmental sustainability, and human nutrition. The film includes researchers and other experts who share developments and insights into soil health.


The primary learning goal is to help high school and college students develop an understanding of why soil health is important and identify ways that professionals in production agriculture work to improve the health of our soils, ultimately benefiting all members of society.


The film and soil health lesson plans are available at

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  1. If you use Twitter, we’d be grateful if you’d help us spread the news.
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    • Happy #WorldSoilDay! #Soilhealth lesson plans for K-12 and college students are available at
  2. Please help us spread the word to high school and college educators you may know, including club and group advisors. The Living Soil lesson plans are appropriate to classes in agriculture, natural resources, environment, ecology, biology or human nutrition and food systems.
  3. Share our World Soil Day Facebook post that will announce the documentary and lesson plans.
Living Soil was directed by Chelsea Myers and Tiny Attic Productions based in Columbia, Missouri, and produced by the Soil Health Institute through the generous support of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.


A special thanks to Dawn Bentley, Brian Berns, Keith Berns, Bill Buckner, Mimo Davis, Dan DeSutter, Miranda Duschak, James “Ooker” Eskridge, Barry Fisher, Liz Graznak, Steve Groff, Jerry Hatfield, Trey Hill, Larkin Martin, Bianca Moebius-Clune, Jesse Sanchez, Larry Thompson, John Wiebold, Kristen Veum, Kevin Mathein, Ben Harris, Tim Pilcher, Josh Wright, Haley Myers, Rob Myers and Josh Oxenhandler.
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