National/International Educational Resources and Labs

Soil Foodweb Inc. (Dr. Elaine Ingham)
Soil Health Institute
National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
Soil and Water Conservation Society  
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Rodale Institute
Earthfort (Lab for soil bio testing)
Kiss the Ground

Local/Midwest Educational Resources

Renaissance Soil
Haviland Earth Regeneration
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
Land Stewardship Project
U of M Extension Service

Local Soil-Friendly Gardeners and Landscapers

Organic Bob
Backyard Fungi
Giving Tree Gardens
Land by Hand

Pasque Ecological Consulting and Design
HomeGrown Land Design
Ecological Design
Light Dark Landscape
Green Guilds
Morning Dew Gardening
True Nature Design


Soil Biology Primer by the USDA
Gardening with Nature by Dr. Carole Ann Rollins and Dr. Elaine Ingham
Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets
Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi by Peter McCoy
Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels
Teaming with Fungi by Jeff Lowenfels
Teaming with Nutrients by Jeff Lowenfels
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by David Montgomery
The Hidden Half of Nature by David Montgomery
Growing a Revolution by David Montgomery
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms by Amy Stewart
Worms Eat my Garbage by Mary Appelhof
The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles Mann
Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants by N.A. Krasil’nikov
Mycorrhizal Planet by Michael Phillips
Humusphere by Herwig Pommeresche
Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown
Climate-Wise Landscaping by Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt

Status of the World’s Soil Resources by the FAO
Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

Online Articles and Papers

Soil Health. World Health. Planet Health.

Soil Carbon Restoration: Can Biology do the Job?

The Carbon Sequestering Garden: Gardening for the Planet While Growing the Best Food Possible

Mycorrhizal Fungi: The Amazing Underground Secret to a Better Garden

The roots of life and health: Elaine Ingham’s theory of the living soil

Growing a Green New Deal: Agriculture’s Role in Economic Justice and Ecological Sustainability

Science combatting desertification in the Sahel

Can we ditch intensive farming – and still feed the world?

$4.7M to Study Storing Greenhouse Gases in Soil

Produce is less healthy than it was 70 years ago. These farmers are trying to change that

Farmers start field trial for carbon capture with fungi

Native Shrubs and Why They’re Essential for Carbon Sequestration

The Fate of Root Carbon in Soil: Data and Model Gaps

Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say

The Plant Microbiome and Native Plant Restoration: The Example of Native Mycorrhizal Fungi

Scientists identify vast underground ecosystem containing billions of micro-organisms

Scientists Call For Eight Steps To Increase Soil Carbon For Climate Action And Food Security

Protecting the ‘sponge’: Preserving forests in Mississippi headwaters boosts water quality

Soil as Carbon Storehouse: New Weapon in Climate Fight?

Can Dirt Save the Earth?


No-Till Market Garden Podcast
The Probiotic Life Podcast
Fungi Town Podcast
Regenerative Agriculture Podcast by John Kempf
The Intellectual Agrarian Podcast
TopSoil Podcast
Field Work Podcast

A Regenerative Secret – Kiss The Ground
Humus – the essential ingredient: Graeme Sait at TEDxNoosa
Dan Kittredge – Regenerating Soils to Improve Nutrient Density of Foods
Hope in a Changing Climate – by John D. Liu (2009)
How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory
Slake and Infiltration Test by Ray for ENHS 766 Class
Soil Critters – Life in the Great Underneath
Greg Judy VABF 2011
Soil 101
Soil Health and Water Quality: The Current Webinar 45

Supplies (Compost, Plants, Inoculants, etc!)

40X-400X Binocular Compound Microscope With Built-In 3MP Digital Camera For Soil Microscopy

OMAX 40X-400X Binocular Compound LED Siedentopf Microscope For Soil Microscopy

Fungi Perfecti or – Endomycorrhizal fungi (for general purpose gardening

Eggplant Farm Supply Store, Saint Paul

Mother Earth Gardens, Minneapolis

Cowsmo, Purple Cow, Kern Landscape, **your backyard** for local compost!

Johnny’s Selected Seeds online for cover crop seeds, bio-inoculants, tools

Glacial Ridge Growers for MN Native Plants

MN Native Landscapes

Prairie Moon Nursery (Eco-Grass)

Prairie Nursery


Organizations like Wild Ones, Metro Blooms, Neighborhood Greening, Corcoran Pollinator Project, Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat ProjectComo Community Seed Library, Frogtown Farm, and so many others are doing incredible work to restore ecosystems and regenerate soil in the Twin Cities and we’re thrilled to work alongside them!

Many Facebook groups exist for soil food webbies

Instagram is a great place to see what folks are doing to restore soil

Here’s a link to an NRCS page on soil ecosystems –