Links to Soil Websites

Fun Facts

  • There are more individual organisms in a teaspoon of soil than there are people on earth.
  • It can take as long as 1,000 years for an inch of soil to form.
  • Tilling the soil is the equivalent of an earthquake, hurricane, tornado and forest fire occurring simultaneously in the world of soil organisms.
  • Many soils are held together by a glue made of a protein produced by fungi.

(Source, NRCS)