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From Food Tank: “Digging for Solutions in the Ground Beneath Our Feet”

From Food Tank: “Digging for Solutions in the Ground Beneath Our Feet”

Food Tank recently published an article celebrating 14 different projects and individuals who are spreading the word about the importance of soil and taking action against some of the largest threats to soil around the world. Projects, institutions, and individuals recognized include: Dirt! The Movie (a documentary about soil) Center for Forestry and Environmental Action Michigan […]

The 2014 BC Land Summit and BCIA AGM went down without a hitch

The 2014 BC Land Summit and BCIA AGM went down without a hitch

The 2014 BC Land Summit and BCIA AGM was a grand affair with over 900 attendees at the Summit and over 200 at the AGM! Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, gave the opening address at the AGM and was awarded honourary membership in the Institute for her dedication to agriculture and the […]

PRSSS Director Jacynthe Masse Wins 2nd Place for Best Student Presentation at CSSS

PRSSS Director Jacynthe Masse Wins 2nd Place for Best Student Presentation at CSSS

Congratulations to Jacynthe Masse, PRSSS Director of the BC Provincial Soils Initiative, for winning second place in the Best Student Presentation competition at the annual Canadian Society of Soil Science meeting, which was hosted in Banff, Alberta from May 4th through 8th! Jacynthe is a PhD student in the Belowground Ecosystem Group, supervised by Sue Grayston, […]

SOILx – an award winning web project!

SOILx – an award winning web project!

  SOILx is an innovative and comprehensive online database that provides useful information on a variety of soil sites. It was developed by a team of soil scientists and soil enthusiasts, some of whom are PRSSS members! As of now the sites are mainly in B.C. but the database is growing and you can help […]

The BC Provincial Soil Initiative

The BC Provincial Soil Initiative

What do the Holmesville, the Charlottetown and the Newdale soil series have in common ? They are all official provincial symbols of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba, respectively. These are some of the province’s official emblems, just like the western redcedar is BC’s provincial tree. In order to celebrate the international year of soils, the […]

Bill 24 passed – a sad day for the ALR and agriculture in BC

Bill 24 passed – a sad day for the ALR and agriculture in BC

Despite all efforts and opposition, the proposed Bill 24 was passed on May 29th, 2014.

The IYS has infiltrated YouTube!

Check out this animated video produced by the Global Soil Partnership promoting the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The animation outlines the importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them.

A word from the Soil Science Society of America

Soil scientists have a once in-a-lifetime opportunity ahead.  FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) has designated 2015 as The International Year of Soils. Our goal will be to elevate soil science in the public’s consciousness – higher than it has ever been!

Get involved and submit your ideas – Global Soil Week

The International Year of Soils 2015 (IYS) will serve as a platform for raising awareness on the importance of sustainable soil management as the basis for food systems, fuel and fibre production, essential ecosystem functions and ultimately allow for a better adaptation to climate change for present and future generations.

The Global Soil Partnership of the FAO declares 2015 the International Year of Soils!

On 24 April 2013 at the 146 FAO Council, FAO member Countries endorsed the request from the Kingdom of Thailand in the framework of the Global Soil Partnership for the proclamation of the International Year of Soils 2015. The IYS will serve as a platform for raising awareness on the importance of sustainable soil management […]