In this audio, Radio Marš and NGO Semenska (Seed Guardians Association) emphasize on the importance of soil protection, biodiversity and sustainable protection. They encourage the audience to practice natural farming, a method to maintain and protect a healthy and natural ecosystem. They also talk about the structure and function of soils and the process of soil formation and explain the pedogenic factors (parent material, climate relief, living organisms and time on soil formation). In the second part of the audio, they explain how to analyze the quality of soil in the garden using simple techniques and answer question such as:
- How can you take a good quality soil sample?
- What is the meaning of the colour and of the consistency of the soil?
- What is the difference between the acidity or alkalinity of a soil, soil structure and texture?
- What is the role of microorganisms and the meaning of other particles in the soil?
In the last part of the audio, they explain why Slovenia has a lot of different soil types and introduce the listeners to the most common soil types in Slovenia (rendzina soil, brown soil, jerovica soil and peat soil).