Healthy soil is alive and filled with billions of living things in each shovel full of soil. There are many ways to measure healthy soil. While many of these measures require sophisticated tests and/or lab analysis, there is one way you can measure soil health right in your backyard, school yard or a nearby farm field.
Counting earthworm middens is a much easier way to estimate earthworm populations than digging for the worms – these creatures can tunnel as deep as six feet beneath the soil surface!
-PVC Pipe (10 ft length needed per frame)
-4 PVC 90° Elbows (matched to PVC size)
-Hand saw or PVC cutter (some hardware stores will cut the PVC for you in store)
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