In 2022, the Alliance’s Soil Health Farmer Caucus will work with state lawmakers to introduce a resolution that creates a day and week to celebrate one of Illinois’ most valuable resources: its soil.
Illinois Soil Health Day and Week Resolution will create a celebration falling on the second full week of March, and Wednesday of that week will be Soil Health Day.
Throughout the week, we will bring together farmers and eaters, organizations, state leaders, legislators, and other partners to virtually celebrate with a variety of presentations and resources.
Each day features different voices in the food and farm system presenting on a range of topics that focus on how powerful and important the soil beneath our feet is to Illinois.
We are especially excited for Soil Health Day (March 9) as we will bring back the Soil Health Summit! Back in 2019, the Alliance worked with partners across the state to host a Summit, which aimed to promote and explore how organizing and policy can enhance soil health and stewardship of our vital resources. Though we planned for the Summit to be an annual event, COVID had other plans. This year, the Summit is making a strong virtual comeback.
Stay tuned for more details!