Gifts from Nature:
The food we eat, the animals we care for and the gifts from nature make possible our good lives.
Earth & Soil:
Children, parents and teachers walk in a sloping field and learn about bedrock, hardpan, subsoil and topsoil.
Plants & Trees:
Managing our soil requires on-going effort. Roots hold soil, decaying foliage returns nutrients to earth.
Wind & Water:
Wind breaks (trees), proper tillage, and ditching work together to help people “hand on” to the topsoil.
Handout & Souvenir:
Each participant ties with ribbon a sprig of redwood and receives a soil-erosion handout, reminders that the earth provides for us when we care for it.