'Soil Culture: Dig It’is an exhibition at Plymouth University. The exhibition is part of a three-year programme of cultural events across the South West region that encourages visitors to look beyond the surface of earth, mud, dirt and grit to find its underlying beauty and purpose in our existence.
CCANW has been awarded £16,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to support a range of activities which focus on the natural and cultural heritage of soils in the South West.
Surrounding the growing of corn, are the many rituals, offerings, music and dance that have evolved since man first cultivated crops. Antonia’s cyanotypes capture the corn cobs that tower above the farmers, moving like dancers, in the spirit of freedom. Laid against heavy duty watercolour paper which she paints with a solution of iron compounds, the silhouettes of her subjects are developed in daylight, creating exquisite shadows on blue.
The UK Soil Observatory Website is now receiving event information from the BSSS website (updated daily).
BSSS member Dr Keith Shepherd from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) wrote a blog to mark Global Soil Week 2015 (19th to 23rd April 2015).
The Blog posting was titled "Rapid, low-cost technologies generate high-value soils information for planners and farmers"