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Montana Soil Health Week
April 1 – 5, 2024







Soil is a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans. In fact, the function and health of soils is so important that the Montana Legislature passed a bipartisan resolution in 2023 designating the first week of April as Montana Soil Health Week and the first Wednesday in April as Montana Soil Health Day.

This weeklong celebration is designed to raise awareness about how healthy soils can increase crop yields, strengthen food security, create greater climate resiliency, and improve nutrition. Soil Health Day and Week highlights the work of everyone stewarding soil health! To learn more about Montana Soil Health week, visit the MACD Montana Soil Health Week website.

For more about Soils and Soil Health visit and the UN World Soil Day websites.

Missoula CD Events to Celebrate Soil Health Week

Missoula Soil Health Committee – (click to view agenda)
Wednesday, April 3
1:00 – 3:00 pm
GW Marks Exploration Center, 1075 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59801
• Anyone actively working or interested in improving soil health in Missoula County is invited to join us on Montana Soil Health Days for this first meeting-of-the-soil-health-minds to discuss what’s already taking place, what still needs to happen, and ways to partner across organizations.

Kiss the Ground free movie showing  – (click to view trailer)
Friday, April 5
6:00 – 8:00 pm
GW Marks Exploration Center, 1075 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59801
• Come join us for a free viewing of this award-winning film that discusses ways to address climate change, habitat loss, and world food supplies by regenerating the world’s soils.

Other Local Events

Garden City Harvest: Soil Fertility Workshop
Wednesday, April 3
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Community Barn, 1657 River Road
Info and registration link

Missoula County Dept of Ecology & Extension: Soil Testing Class
Thursday, April 4
6:00 – 7:30 pm
GW Marks Exploration Center, 1075 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT 59801
Info and registration link

Additional Resources

To promote soil health practices, the Missoula CD rents a no-till drill. Visit our Equipment Rental webpage for more information.