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4 The Soil Is Celebrating Earth Week

Updated: Jun 20, 2022

Earth Week is right around the corner and 4 The Soil is celebrating all week! Check out the full lineup of activities including a farm field day, special podcast episode, and photo contest.

​4 The Earth with Glade Road Growing and Rising Silo BrewerY

Join us at Glade Road Growing and Rising Silo Brewery on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30-8 PM to learn more about healthy soils and the many important ecosystem serv

ices that they provide.

5:30-7 PM: Farm Tour of Glade Road Growing to learn more about their agricultural practices that promote soil health.

7-8 PM: Following the tour, head over to Rising Silo Brewery to hear from three Virginia Tech soil scientists and agronomists on why soil health is important to all of us. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Greg Evanylo, Professor in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

  • Dr. Philip Brown, Professor in the School of Plant and Environment Sciences

  • Lydia Fitzgerald, Virginia Tech & NRCS Partnership Soil Health & Integrated Conservation Agronomist

This event is open to all: producers, the community, and students. We all have a part to play in securing the health of our soils and our planet. We hope to see you out there! ​Email Kayleigh Heather at with any questions.

Special Episode of “4 The Soil: A Conversation” Featuring Karen Washington of Rise & Root Farm

In this special episode of the 4 The Soil: A Conversation podcast, we speak with Karen Washington, the recipient of the 2014 James Beard Leadership Award, on her continued work for food justice, community change, and the overall wellness of the planet for everyone. She shares about the deeply rooted connections of soil health to power, dignity, racial justice, community, and a sense of belonging. Stay tuned for its release on Tuesday, April 19.

4 The Soil Earth Month Photo Contest

To celebrate Earth Month, we're challenging all earth lovers to share their photographs highlighting soil health. Capture a winning shot and not only will your credited photo be

featured throughout 4 The Soil, but you’ll receive a 4 The Soil “swag bag”! Submissions are due by 11:59 PM on Saturday, April 30. Submit your photo(s) here.

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