Soil is more than dirt. It is a living, breathing, changing world of rock, rain, roots and microbes. At the core of California’s ecosystems and agriculture is a grounded, specialized blend of mineral and organic matter.

Join UC researchers in exploring unique properties of the earth — and see firsthand the cool tools they use.

Date: 5/20/2017
Throughout history, the loss of arable land has attended the decline of great civilizations, from Mesopotamia to the Nile. Now with the stresses of environmental change and ever increasing demands on agricultural productivity, efforts to maintain the viability of our agricultural natural resources are ever more important. This introduction to the principles of conservation agriculture shows how California's farmers and scientists are collaborating on developing the practical solutions to maintain the health and productivity of agriculture in California and beyond.