Feb 20th – Jun 21st

Save Soil

a global exhibition of art, poetry & more!

Raise your voice to save our soil

Exhibit your work

With one common goal, artists, schools, universities, community groups and individuals across the globe are coming together to create: Save Soil – a global exhibition of art, poetry & more!

Join us! Raise awareness and be part of changing policy across the world to ensure the health of our soil for generations to come. Find out more about why we need to Save Soil.

You can participate individually or as a group. You can share something large or small: poetry, artwork, music, photography, dance, film – anything you like! Just ensure to share it on social media with the hashtags #SaveSoil & #ExhibitSaveSoil and encourage everyone you know to share it further. Tag influential people to spread the word!

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Watch Dr Goodall’s Message

Dr Jane Goodall – World Leading Primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace

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Wondering where to start? Find out why we need to save our soil. Explore our soil themes; fascinating videos, websites and facts about soil; lesson ideas; tips to get started and ways to promote it.

Read What Our Exhibitors Say

Roxana Păun

Bucharest Montessori Education, Romania

My first presentation was about ”What is the soil?” The children in my class have already studied about the layers of the earth: Barysphere, Hydrosphere and Lithosphere. Soil is part of the Lithosphere, the outermost part of it. Then we start talking about the composition of the soil: what it contains as non-living matter and the life inside the soil: microbes, fungi, bacteria, worms, insects, and other animals. We also discussed …

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Anapaula Rocha

Photographer,
UK, Canada & Brazil

When I joined the Save Soil movement I saw the possibility to reconnect with my first memory about soil. I was about 7 years old and my teacher asked us to monitor the growth of a bean and look after that tiny piece of life. This first experience never lost its sense of magic and mystery for me. How was it possible for a seed to transform itself into a plant on a piece of cotton wool and then grow enough to continue living in soil? I recalled transplanting it into …

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Anca Rohan

Early Years Educator
Denmark

I was amazed by the students’ eagerness and engagement to learn about the soil. Making connections with the food they eat every day boosted their curiosity. At the same time endorsed their problem-solving skills and bringing them to life through wonderful artistic creations.

Sara Gomes

Artist,
Portugal

Just as soil allows the creation of life, art creates emotions and transforms lives.

We are a living expression of the soil, and we share the same future together, as its extinction is the extinction of life as we all know it. This movement aims to alert consciences to the urgency of protecting the soil. How can one remain indifferent? And what better way to do it than through art?

Did you know?

Due to climate change and other issues, young people are facing huge concerns about their future. They may sometimes feel hopeless and fearful. The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) says that eco-anxiety “should not be pathologised and is not a mental-disorder, and it should be considered a meaningful response to the climate and ecological emergency”. They suggest that being involved in taking action on these issues and being part of a wider community who are engaging in these issues are things that young people can do to feel better.

We hope that Save Soil – a global exhibition of art, poetry and more provides such an opportunity.

How can we help to save our soil

We may not be farmers, politicians or government officials, but we do have a voice.

We can use our voices and creative minds to make sure that everyone understands the importance of healthy soil. We can create art, write poetry, make music or put on a play to raise awareness. If enough of us speak up about soil, our governments will recognize that they have their citizens’ support to create lasting policies that will ensure the health of our soil for generations to come.

Join us in a global celebration of the soil that nourishes our lives – in an acknowledgement of its importance, and in a cry for its protection.

Let us make it happen.

Anapaula Rocha


When I joined the Save Soil movement I saw the possibility to reconnect with my first memory about soil. I was about 7 years old and my teacher asked us to monitor the growth of a bean and look after that tiny piece of life. This first experience never lost its sense of magic and mystery for me. How was it possible for a seed to transform itself into a plant on a piece of cotton wool and then grow enough to continue living in soil? I recalled transplanting it into the soil and still now remember the smell of that soil too.

As a parent I had revived the experiment, watching my children growing their own beans at school. 

As a child photographer, there were many times when I had witnessed children connect deeply with the wonder of forests. We sat on the ground to deepen their experience.

My involvement with Save Soil has brought the opportunity to engage once again with the bean project. I had the pleasure of repeating the experiment and photographing it in detail as well as contacting two families and engaging with their children about soil.

The children were of different ages and showed a good range of familiarity with the soil; some were more involved than others. After listening to their own experiences I shared the idea of recreating the bean project. They will monitor the experiment using their creative skills and we will reconnect in the middle of the project.

I believe that connection with soil is an essential component in raising awareness about the soil itself and its depletion. By conducting the same experiment, and inviting the children to engage with their creativity, it will certainly create an opportunity for conversation with their own families and friends about soil - sharing how the soil needs our attention and care just now.

Roxana Păun


My first presentation was about ”What is the soil?” The children in my class have already studied about the layers of the earth: Barysphere, Hydrosphere and Lithosphere. Soil is part of the Lithosphere, the outermost part of it. Then we start talking about the composition of the soil: what it contains as non-living matter and the life inside the soil: microbes, fungi, bacteria, worms, insects, and other animals. We also discussed what is the role of the soil, how it contributes to the other living beings on Earth, and the importance it has for the survival of life on our planet.

The children were so excited about all the information, and they contributed with their own knowledge and ideas. They connected so many areas of the economical system to farming, and discovered that actually everything comes from soil. We have performed experiments, and the children wrote various projects on soil. We are planning to continue with the study of soil in the next two months.

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As a parent I had revived the experiment, watching my children growing their own beans at school. 

As a child photographer, there were many times when I had witnessed children connect deeply with the wonder of forests. We sat on the ground to deepen their experience.

My involvement with Save Soil has brought the opportunity to engage once again with the bean project. I had the pleasure of repeating the experiment and photographing it in detail as well as contacting two families and engaging with their children about soil.

The children were of different ages and showed a good range of familiarity with the soil; some were more involved than others. After listening to their own experiences I shared the idea of recreating the bean project. They will monitor the experiment using their creative skills and we will reconnect in the middle of the project.

I believe that connection with soil is an essential component in raising awareness about the soil itself and its depletion. By conducting the same experiment, and inviting the children to engage with their creativity, it will certainly create an opportunity for conversation with their own families and friends about soil - sharing how the soil needs our attention and care just now.