“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil…There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.”
—Charles E. Kellogg, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1938
“We are part of the earth and it is part of us…What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.”
—Chief Seattle, 1852
Soils are Alive!
By Clark Harshbarger, Resource Soil Scientist, Greeley Area Office, USDA-NRCS CO
Did you know that one or two teaspoons of soils contains more organisms than there are people on planet Earth? Read more…
The General Nature of the Soils in Weld County
By NRCS Scientists: Will Owsley and Clark K. Harshbarger
Weld County soils are quite varied, from the sand hills in the south east portion to the exposed weathered bedrock buttes to the north (Soil Survey of Northern Weld County, 1970). Read more…
What is Soil?
Soil can be defined as a natural body that occupies earth’s surface that supports many forms of life. It is the upper biologically, physically or chemically altered portion of the unconsolidated material above bedrock. Read more…