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14.5 Sustaining Soils

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 14.5: Sustaining Soils. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Vegetable and Flower Gardens, by University of Minnesota Extension Service
This site has general information on nutrient requirements in gardens.

Mineral-Based Fertilizers , by National Gardening Association
This article contains information on what do to if your garden soil has a pH above or below what is considered ideal (6-7), including which fertilizers to use and when to apply them.

Growing Vegetables in the Home Garden, by USDA-ARS
This site examines factors to consider when selecting a garden site, how to protect the garden from damage, how to reach ideal levels of sunshine and water drainage, how to prepare the soil, and more.

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, by (CSREES)
To find information and gardening tips specfic to your state, click on your state on the US map. This will take you to a new page of state-related resources. Click on the link to your state's Cooperative Extension Office.

State Master Gardiner Coordinators, by Ohio State University
Master Gardiners are volunteers within the community who teach about gardening, and can be a valuable resource when starting a new garden. To find a Master Gardiner near your community, contact your state's Master Gardiner Coordinator.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Cropland by County Since 1850 and Population Since 1790, by USGS
A time series data set of cropland and population proportions at the county level.

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