Wildside: Uncovering the dirt on dirt

June 9, 2011 at 7:51 am in River Falls Journal

Many years ago, Dr. Milo Harpstead, my soils professor at UW-Stevens Point, began his lecture by informing us that the thin layer of topsoil that covers the planet’s land surface is the foundation of civilization. Dr. Harpstead instructed that there’s a big difference between soils and dirt. Dirt is soil out of place. Continue Reading