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Steeped in Soil

Check out our new soil initiative, Dig Into Soil, and be sure to download the new Activity Book for at-home exploring starting Apr. 21, 2021.

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

We’re sharing our Steeped in Soil activity kit and resources for 4-H’ers, leaders, families, or youth new to 4-H to explore at home or with your club!

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

Activity Kit

This Steeped in Soil kit guides you through learning the nitty-gritty about soil, choosing from a variety of hands-on activities to understand the importance of soil health, and participate in a global citizen science experiment!

This kit has sold out and is no longer available. Check out the activity book above for more soil fun!

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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.

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