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Food and Society Workshop, Tahsha LePage, Phoebe Ward, Monica Saralampi, Martha Megarry, Maria Frank, Matt Gunther, Authors

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Ecology, Environment, & Land > Soil

The term soil can be used...
  • 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
    • a growing medium, often bought by gardeners in bags or truckloads, and comprising a growing portion of yard services product lines
Related terms: organic matter, agronomy
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