World Soil Day celebration in Buncombe County on Dec. 5, 2021

Press release from World Soil Day

A group of local soil enthusiasts are inviting everyone to celebrate World Soil Day on Sunday, Dec. 5 to honor the very ground we walk on and to raise awareness of how to care for life-giving soil. World Soil Day has been held annually across the world since 2013 to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil for the climate and the health of the planet and people everywhere.

A mix of local events will be offered throughout Buncombe County to honor soil by promoting awareness of healthy soil and celebrate its many benefits.

During the day, satellite events will be hosted by various groups across Buncombe County to help educate our communities on the importance of soil biodiversity and sustainable soil management. Satellite events will vary providing many options for activity types.

In the evening all satellite groups and the public will be invited to come together at Lenoir Rhyne for a potluck and documentary screening to celebrate the wonders of soil.

People and organizations interested in hosting or attending an event can learn more at Facebook and Eventbrite or email

World Soil Day Asheville is comprised of various local people and organizations concerned about the soil and the climate. Currently the main organizing members are from Bountiful Cities, Lenoir Rhyne University, Soil Sanctuary and The Utopian Seed Project.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Kris Kramer at 414-708-5750 or email

About Community Bulletin
Mountain Xpress posts selected news and information of local interest as a public service for our readers. To submit press releases and other community material for possible publication, email

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.