If you are interested in soils, want to get your hands dirty and get to know different soil types around the world you should get involved in soil judging!
I had the great opportunity of participating in the first New Zealand soil judging competition in Wanaka last year, as part of the New Zealand and Australia Soil Science Conference in Queenstown.
Not only did we have a great couple of days in the field, hands on learning about soils but we got to know fellow soil lovers, with participants from across NZ, Australia and America.
Comradery, companionship and competition! the perfect combination, all that and ‘expanding your horizons’ with great soils knowledge.
Check out Society of Soil Judgers on facebook!
Read more in our recent post ‘Learning by Doing’ by Dr Carol Smith about organising and running New Zealand’s first soil judging competition in December 2016!