BOOK: THE SOIL QUILT
Presented by Ag Storytellers and the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, prepare to get your hands dirty while working with soil on the farm!Meet Joey - a student from New York City who is spending his summer vacation with his grandma on the family's farm and ranch in South Dakota! Over the course of the summer, Joey learns the ins and outs of farm life. Working alongside his Grandma, he discovers how producers work to promote soil health with responsible conservation practices. Along the way, Joey learns about the Dust Bowl, flies a drone, weeds the garden, sells produce at the farmers market and discovers that the land he loves looks like his favorite patchwork quilt his Grandma made him! "The Soil Quilt" offers a fun, educational and realistic story that will teach students how to be true stewards of the land! With stunning illustrations by Michelle Weber, the lessons will leap off the page in vibrant color and life-like imagery. Written for third graders by Amanda Radke, this book features a glossary of terms, perfect for teachers to use as a spelling list in the classroom!