Hi there, welcome to my blog! Today I want to share with you some amazing quotes about soil that will inspire you to appreciate this precious resource and take care of it. Soil is not just dirt, it is a living system that supports all life on Earth. It is the source of our food, the filter of our water, the regulator of our climate, and the home of countless organisms. Soil is also a symbol of our connection to nature, our roots, and our culture. Here are some of my favorite quotes about soil that I hope will make you think and feel differently about this wonderful substance.
– “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” – Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
– “Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals.” – Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
– “A tree’s most important means of staying connected to other trees is a “wood wide web” of soil fungi that connects vegetation in an intimate network that allows the sharing of an enormous amount of information and goods.” – Tim Flannery, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World
– “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi
– “The Nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
I hope these quotes have inspired you to learn more about soil and how to protect it. Soil is not only essential for our survival, but also for our happiness and well-being. As James Oppenheim said, “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” Let’s be wise and grow happiness in our soil!
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