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Clackamas SWCD officials urge you to ‘Soil Your Undies’

OREGON, Clackamas SWCD — It’s a great way, they say, for local farmers and gardeners to test the health of their soil.

“We were always interested in soil health and finding different ways we can outreach to not only growers or agricultural producers, but also homeowners — because soil health is important to everybody,” said Lisa Kilders, education and outreach program manager for the Clackamas SWCD.

“It started in California with the Farmers Guild. They were looking for ways to bring awareness to the general public about soil health, so they convinced their growers to start burying 100 percent cotton underwear and it kind of caught on,” Kilders said. “It’s a little humorous — something you don’t hear of often. It spread across the Midwest and Canada — it’s very big in Canada. Then it jumped the big water and it’s in England and Scotland too, so it’s been a big deal.”

Source: Pamplin Media Group – Clackamas County officials urge you to ‘Soil Your Undies’

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