Lesson Plans Extend Soil Health Message to High Schools, Colleges-
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Dec. 5, 2018 – The Soil Health Institute (SHI) has released 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. Urban and rural farmers from different areas of the United States talk about strategies they use to improve soil health and the impact on food stability, environmental sustainability, and human nutrition. The film also includes soil health researchers and other soil health experts commenting about new trends and developments with 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 nation’s soils, ultimately benefiting all members of society. The lesson plans are appropriate for classes in agriculture, natural resources, environment, ecology, biology or human nutrition and food systems.
The film package is available to stream/download at Living Soil.
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.