By guest contributor Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD, LD

World Soil Day is December 5, and while it may seem daunting to think about the plight of the entire world’s soils, there are a lot of things you can do right at home to help support healthy soils—every little action helps! Here are a few ideas along with helpful resources to get you started.

  • Support World Soil Day on December 5, 2015! Soils – a solid ground for life. Learn more about World Soil Day, and the website also provides free promotional materials, fact sheets, infographics, and educational booklets for children ages 5-13. An educator’s guide is provided as well.

After consulting these resources, take this quiz to see how much you know about soils, and let us know in the comments how you did!

About the author: Dr. McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RD, LD is a consultant, speaker and writer with areas of expertise in community food security, public health nutrition and sustainable food systems. You can learn more about her work at