Why healthy soil matters now more than ever

Jane Zelikova, executive director for Colorado State University’s Soil Carbon Solutions Center, explains how we can harness the powers of soils & microbes to help address the intersecting challenges of a rapidly changing climate, soil erosion, and sustainably feeding a growing population.

Under our feet, there is an unseen world more diverse than all the tropical rainforests combined. Teeming with microbial life and critters, large and small, this hidden world of soil is on every single continent. But most of us know little to nothing about this vast world under our feet. 

– Jane Zelikova

Office of Engagement and Extension Staff