Field Guides to Food
This tag was created by Maria Frank. The last update was by Matt Gunther.
Ecology, Environment, & Land > Soil
- As a verb: to dirty
- As a noun:
- in contrast to mere "dirt." Soil is the complex ecosystem of minerals, organic matter, rock detritus, etc. whereas dirt is displaced soil, no longer integrated with this ecosystem
- See article "Dirt Is Not Soil" (J. Raloff) in ScienceNews
- a growing medium, often bought by gardeners in bags or truckloads, and comprising a growing portion of yard services product lines