Soil Is Life

Find out why your life ultimately depends on soil and how soil is the basis of life.

Dr. Drohan helped to design an exhibit on soil and society, displayed at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History from July 18, 2008 through January 10, 2010.

Given the long history of protecting the various parts of nature that we have perceived to be endangered by our development activities, it is certainly reasonable to propose a formal process for recognizing natural (non-anthropogenically made) soils that are either rare or threatened.

While you may never hear this on Letterman, here is our “Top ten” for why your life depends on soil.