Community Education on Environment and Development

Growing Healthy Soil

An investment in your garden

Healthy soil is the single most important element of a garden. Growing healthy soil and a healthy garden is as easy as adding compost and other organic amendments to your soil.

By improving your soil, you can:

Compost is the dark, earthy material naturally produced by decaying plants and animal wastes. This mix of living and dead organic matter supports an intricate web of soil life, which in turn keeps your soil loose, moisture-holding, fertile and well-drained.

Compost is a key element of growing healthy soil. Learn how to compost at home and then start creating your own.

Download the guide to Growing Healthy Soil (pdf, 628 Kb) and the Get to Know Your Soil, (pdf, 63 Kb), factsheet to learn more.

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