“Soil is an amazing substance. A complex mix of minerals, air, and water, soil also teems with countless micro-organisms, and the decaying remains of once-living things. Soil is made of life and soil makes life. To the farmer, soil is where crops grow? To the engineer, soil is a foundation upon which to build. To the ecologist, soil supports communities of living things. To the archaeologist, soil holds clues to past cultures. To the city dweller, soil nurtures grass and gardens. To the soil scientist, soil is all of these things. Soil has been called "the skin of the earth" because it is the thin outermost layer of the Earth's crust. Like our own skin, we can't live without soil.?” Source: Soil Science Society of America
The Board of Directors of Pedernales Soil and Water Conservation District are proud to continue their long-standing tradition of hosting the Annual Soil Stewardship Breakfast in honor of Soil Stewardship Week. This year’s theme, “DIG DEEPER: Mysteries in the Soil,” reminds all of us to recognize the importance of conserving even the simplest of resources.
In 1955, the National Association of Conservation Districts began a program to encourage Americans to focus on stewardship. The stewardship concept involves a personal and social responsibility, including a duty to learn about and improve natural resources for the purpose of using them wisely in order to leave a rich legacy for future generations. This tremendous responsibility lies with all of us.
The program relies on locally led soil and water conservation districts nationwide sharing and promoting stewardship and conservation activities. Districts throughout Texas provide conservation and stewardship field days, programs, workshops and additional outreach efforts throughout their communities to educate citizens about the need to care for soil, water and related renewable natural resources.
As part of their observance of Soil Stewardship Week, the Pedernales Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting the 30th Annual Soil Stewardship Breakfast on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Pavilion on Whittington’s Mountain. There will be food, fun, fellowship and a brief program presented by a local church leader on this year’s theme. Seating is limited, so it is requested that you bring your own lawn chairs. For directions or more information, please contact the PSWCD office at 868-7237.