It’s time for you to become the Soil Scientist and create your own soil.

Here are 8 of the best components of soil, take a look at each and learn why they help the soil!

SAND – helps drain soil

CLAY – holds water

ROCKS – turn into sand and clay over time

TWIGS – add nutrients when decayed

BITS OF PLANT – add nutrients when decayed

EARTHWORMS – make tunnels that help roots get water and air

INSECTS – some help and some hurt

TRASH – paper and food scraps turn into organic matter

Now its your turn!

Using what you just learned from the chart, choose the 5 components that you think will make the best soil!

Share your new soil with your JMG instructor or teacher!