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

Doing the Work
Haviland Earth Regeneration
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
Land Stewardship Project
U of M Extension Service


Soil Biology Primer by the USDA
Gardening with Nature by Dr. Carole Ann Rollins and Dr. Elaine Ingham
The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet by Kristin Ohlson
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
Grass, Soil, Hope by Courtney White
For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems by Nicole Masters

State of Knowledge of Soil Biodiversity (FAO 2020):

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
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


Many Facebook groups and Instagram accounts exist for soil food webbies: soilmicrobelibrary, earthfortllc, catalyst_bio_amendments, and microbeherder are great places to start!

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