The Soil Story by Kiss The Ground

The Video

Science meets inspiration in this tale of nature’s best hidden innovation: soil.

The Soil Story, created by Kiss the Ground, is a five-minute film that shares the importance of healthy soil for a healthy planet. Learn how we can “sequester” (store) carbon from our atmosphere, where it is harmful, and pull it back into the earth, where it belongs, through regenerative agriculture, composting, and other land management practices.

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The Curriculum

Introducing The Soil Story Curriculum from Kiss the Ground.

The goal is to increase soil health literacy for children, teens, and adults around the world. The mission of Kiss the Ground’s Education Program is to foster a deeper understanding of the vital role soil plays in the planet and to inspire a new generation of people to better engage with the environment and their communities.


“The Soil Story Curriculum serves as a beautiful catalyst for students to understand the power of soil and the role it plays in human health and the health of our environment.  Most importantly it empowers them to take action in addressing some of the biggest issues of our lifetime.”
— Jessica Handy, Kiss the Ground Education Program

Dirt! The Movie

Dirt! The Movie

The film explores the relationship between humans and soil, including its necessity for human life and impacts by society. Dirt! The Movie was an official selection for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won several awards, including the best documentary award at the 2009 Visions/Voices Environmental Film Festival and the "Best film for our future" award at the 2009 Mendocino Film Festival. 

Urban Death Project

Urban Death Project

The Urban Death Project is a compost-based renewal system. At the heart of the project is a three-story core, within which bodies and high-carbon materials are placed. Over the span of a few months, with the help of aerobic decomposition and microbial activity, the bodies decompose fully, leaving a rich compost.

Wiggly World

Wiggly World

Worms can be found in nearly every ecosystem in the world. They can be found in freshwater, saltwater, on the seashore, on the surface of the soil and underground. They can also be found living inside of plants or animals as parasites, eventually deteriorating the health of the host.

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