International world soil day – the day to make you want to be down on Waterloo Meadows allotments digging your plot. However after another wet November the ground is still too sodden for anything but some weeding and a bit of a tidy up.
The theme for this year’s day is ‘Be the Solution to Soil Pollution’. The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) say:
With a growing population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, soil pollution is a worldwide problem which degrades our soils, poisons the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.
The UN General Assembly designated 5 December 2014 as the first world soil day.