Event Phone: 7403927275
- April 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Knox County Park District to discuss “soil”, not “dirt” that you would find on your shoes but soil “a value resource that sustains life”. The program is titled “Edible Soil, Dig Deep” and encourages children, teens and adults to attend and take part in this hands-on activity.
Did you know there are over 85 different soil types in Knox County? Katie Hux, Knox County Park District staff, will briefly introduce the Web Soil Survey which is a comprehensive website that contains digital maps and information such as erosion factors, drainage classes or other soil properties. The hands-on activity planned for the program will demonstrate the different layers of the soil and encourage discussion on soil’s vital role in sustaining plant and animal life.
Soil is much more than what’s under the grass. Each layer of earth is defined by its own “horizon”. These horizons run parallel to the ground and serve up distinctive characteristics that aid the layers above and below. When a vertical section of these horizons is taken, it’s known as a soil profile. Profiling soil isn’t the most exciting activity, but creating an edible representation of all the layers can be. Bring your family to join in for some delicious edible fun. Program is suited for ages 8 and up.
Registration is required and the deadline is April 26, click here to register 2019EdibleSoilRegistration