Tips to get started

Tips to get started

You can participate individually or as a group.

All you have to do is sign up and add your creations to the gallery!

Get inspired

Watch our introductory videos.

Discover more in our fascinating library of videos, websites and facts all about soil.

View the creative themes.

Spend some time outside and get in touch with the soil in your local area.

If you are a teacher, check out our lesson ideas (coming soon!).

Get creative

Put your unique talents to work:

  • Compose poems
  • Make artwork
  • Take photos
  • Put on a play
  • Create a nature garden
  • Write a song
  • Shoot a news report
  • Do a science project
  • Choreograph a dance routine
  • Pen some short stories
  • Share letters you’ve written to people with influence

Note for schools: you can bring the theme of soil into whatever you are planning to teach. Whether it’s landscapes, still-life, impressionism, surrealism, pottery, photography, weaving, haikus or iambic pentameters – it can all fit into our themes. You may also find that some of the artwork or poetry your students have already created fits well into this exhibition.

Share your exhibits online

Make sure to share your creations on all of your social media channels and invite everyone you know to share too!

Don’t forget to add #SaveSoil & #ExhibitSaveSoil on your posts. We will be happy to amplify your exhibits from our social media handles. Make sure to tag influential people, to spread the word!

Share your creations in the gallery as and when you make them!

Share your exhibits in person

Bring awareness to your community by putting on an exhibition.


Dates

Choose whatever dates work best for your team and community.

We encourage you to put on your exhibition as early as possible as you will then be an inspiration to others.


Invitation

You can invite local representatives and VIPs – so they get to know more about soil too.

You could even invite your favourite celebrities or ask a local journalist to cover your exhibition.

You can open your exhibition to the public, or just focus on the people within your community or institution if you prefer.


Collaboration

You may wish to come together with others in your local area and combine your exhibitions, or schedule them so that they form a sequence of events.


Curation

You can curate your exhibition in line with our suggested exhibition themes or any way you wish!


Advertising

You can put posters up in your community and advertise on your social media channels.


 

Downloads

To advertise your exhibition you can use the Save Soil logos and Save Soil Placard.

A Save Soil Exhibition Flyer to invite others to join.

A How to Participate Flyer to explain to schools how to take part.

A Save Soil Exhibition Flyer for Children to invite young children and their parents to join.

 

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.