National/International Educational Resources and Labs

Soil Foodweb Inc. (Dr. Elaine Ingham)
Soil Health Institute
National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
Soil and Water Conservation Society  
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Rodale Institute
Earthfort (Lab for soil bio testing)
Kiss the Ground

Local/Midwest Educational Resources

Renaissance Soil
Haviland Earth Regeneration
Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
Land Stewardship Project
U of M Extension Service

Local Soil-Friendly Gardeners and Landscapers

Organic Bob
Backyard Fungi
Giving Tree Gardens
Land by Hand

Pasque Ecological Consulting and Design
HomeGrown Land Design
Ecological Design
Light Dark Landscape
Green Guilds
Morning Dew Gardening
True Nature Design


Soil Biology Primer by the USDA
Gardening with Nature by Dr. Carole Ann Rollins and Dr. Elaine Ingham
Mycelium Running by Paul Stamets
Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi by Peter McCoy
Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels
Teaming with Fungi by Jeff Lowenfels
Teaming with Nutrients by Jeff Lowenfels
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by David Montgomery
The Hidden Half of Nature by David Montgomery
Growing a Revolution by David Montgomery
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms by Amy Stewart
Worms Eat my Garbage by Mary Appelhof
The Wizard and the Prophet by Charles Mann
Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants by N.A. Krasil’nikov
Mycorrhizal Planet by Michael Phillips
Humusphere by Herwig Pommeresche
Status of the World’s Soil Resources by the FAO
Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

Supplies (Compost, Plants, Inoculants, etc!)

40X-400X Binocular Compound Microscope With Built-In 3MP Digital Camera For Soil Microscopy

OMAX 40X-400X Binocular Compound LED Siedentopf Microscope For Soil Microscopy

Fungi Perfecti or – Endomycorrhizal fungi (for general purpose gardening

Eggplant Farm Supply Store, Saint Paul

Mother Earth Gardens, Minneapolis

Cowsmo, Purple Cow, Kern Landscape, **your backyard** for local compost!

Johnny’s Selected Seeds online for cover crop seeds, bio-inoculants, tools

Glacial Ridge Growers for MN Native Plants

MN Native Landscapes

Prairie Moon Nursery (Eco-Grass)

Prairie Nursery


Organizations like Wild Ones, Metro Blooms, Neighborhood Greening, Corcoran Pollinator Project, Longfellow Community Wildlife Habitat ProjectComo Community Seed Library, Frogtown Farm, and so many others are doing incredible work to restore ecosystems and regenerate soil in the Twin Cities and we’re thrilled to work alongside them!

Many Facebook groups exist for soil food webbies

Instagram is a great place to see what folks are doing to restore soil

Soil Health Resources for you!

The following content was produced by Renaissance Soil for your use!

Healthy Garden Soil

Compost Recipe

New Garden Bed with Soil

New Garden Bed with Mulch