Lately, I’ve spent a long time thinking, reading, watching & learning about soils. I’m organising a conference on this topic, and the transition from soils newbie to conference agenda shaper (thank you to all the experts helped me getting there) has taken me from being marginally interested to fascinated. So much so, that this post became so long I’ve had to split it into three:
- Part 1: Soils Primer – what is the matter and why does it matter?
- Part 2: Soil Barriers
- Part 3: Opportunities in and Innovation in Soil
Needless to say it is a vast topic, subject of legions of scientists and practitioners’ life’s work. Be tolerant if you feel I’ve over-simplified, and let me know if you have a different perspective to share.