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Steeped in Soil

Steeped in Soil encourages 4-H members to understand and appreciate the importance of healthy soils. Through the Steeped in Soil activities, 4-H clubs and their members get their hands dirty as they learn the nitty-gritty about soils, explore healthy soils with hands-on activities, and participate in science experiments.

Activities for at-home exploring

For the health and safety of the 4-H community during the COVID-19 outbreak, 4-H clubs are unable to meet in person. Instead of sending Steeped in Soil activity kits to clubs to use at their meetings, we’re sharing our Steeped in Soil resources for 4-H’ers to download and explore at home!

While some of these activities reference the materials found in the activity kit that clubs typically receive, most of the activities can be completed with materials found at home.

Activity Book

The Steeped in Soil Activity Book has all the back-‘ground’ information on soil and lots of activities for exploring at home.


These individual activities can also be found in the full Activity Book

Additional Resources

Steeped in Soil is part of 4-H Canada and its partner Syngenta Canada’s commitment to teaching our youth about the importance of building a sustainable future for all.

Have a question about Steeped in Soil? Contact us at or 1-844-759-1013 ext. 132.