Farm & Fiddle is a radio show from the community radio station KOPN that explores and celebrates life on the farm and small towns in mid-Missouri with guests from our rural area and all over the world. During the breaks, Missouri fiddling from legendary fiddlers is played. Sandra Arango-Caro, the MO DIRT program manager, was interviewed and told the story of the Missouri citizens monitoring soil health.
The MO DIRT project was presented to undergraduate students from the Urban Agriculture course at Harris Stowe State University. The students also accessed the MO DIRT data search portal and compared sites with different habitats based on their soil characteristics. Rick Meyer the professor of this course is a MO DIRT member and has been monitoring the forest at Forest Park in St. Louis.
A soil health class was offered to graduate students from St. Louis University as part of their Environmental Studies course. The students learned to measure physical, chemical and biological soil parameters. The soil samples were collected from forest and prairie habitats and the students were able to compare differences in soil parameters between these habitats.
The MO DIRT project was presented to an enthusiastic group of St. Louis citizens at the Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. This presentation was part of the Pints 'n' Plants program of the Gateway Greening.