World Soil Day (WSD) is a global awareness raising platform held each year on 5 December (with activities taking place from 1 – 15 December); to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.

In a changing climate, Soil Health matters! GROW’s focus for World Soil Day 2018 will be on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources.

Here’s an overview of what’s taking place across GROW for World Soil Day 2018:

1 December

13:00 – 17:00 (GMT) #GROWSoilHealth – GROW Place Ireland: Donegal participates in World Soil Day

13:00 – 17:00 (GMT) #GROWSoilHealth – GROW Place Ireland: Soil & Citizen Engagement in a Changing Environment 

18:00 – 20:00 (EET): #GROWSoilHealth – “Soil to Stars: Citizen Science against Climate Change” at GROW Place Greece: Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Εδάφους: Η Αλεξανδρούπολη συμμετέχει!

2 December

: #GROWSoilHealth – “Citizens Workshop on healthy soils in the city” at GROW Place Greece: Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Εδάφους: Η Αλεξανδρούπολη συμμετέχει!

3-5 December

10:00 – 13:00 (EET): #GROWSoilHealth – Educational programme for school children at GROW Place Greece: Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Εδάφους: Η Αλεξανδρούπολη συμμετέχει!

5 December

Launch: By the Code of Soil – an online networked digital artwork developed by Kasia Molga and Scanner, working with the GROW Observatory. Find out more on the Code of Soil website 

08:00 – 09:30 (CET): #GROWSoilHealth -GROW Place Netherlands Breakfast

11:30 – 16:30 (CET): #GROWSoilHealth – GROW Place Hungary: Talaj Nemzetközi Világnapja Miskolcon 

14:00 – 19:30 (CET): #GROWSoilHealth – GROW Place Portugal: Celebra o Dia do Solo na HortaFCUL!

16.00 – 17.00 (CET): Webinar: “Citizen Science: From Data to Action

Join this Webinar to discover how citizen-generated data on soils, food and a changing climate can create positive change in the world.

18:30 – 20:30 (GMT): #GROWSoilHealth – GROW Place Scotland:Seeding the Change filmshow

19:00 – 22:00 (CET): #GROWSoilHealth – GROW Place Luxembourg: Le Sol Vivant 

8 December

19:00 – 00:00 (GMT): #GROWSoilHealth – SpeakEATsy: Soil & Climate Action, Cloughjordan Ireland

#GROWSoilHealth
#StopSoilPollution
#ChangingClimate