IASS Park, Potsdam, Germany

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Description  – dark color; quite light texture, with a lot of sand and organic material, pieces of plants and rotten leaves,
looks quite fertile, but smells a bit rotten.
Location – soil from the little park at Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS),  Potsdam, Brandenberg,  Germany

Gm-kw-IMG_297-challengefrostcomp My values/uses for this soil-
– I cross this park almost every day at work.
– soil is quite soft when you walk over it in later winter.
supports growth of old trees, bulbs, grass and moss
– surface on which to throw feed  for birds

Our challenges/managements using this soil for a park
– bare patches, from people walking off-path
– cold of winter

See more  with another Soil Selfies from a European garden in Somme garden (also in French as Somme jardin) or from the Wimmera-Mallee in beautiful soil in a  Horsham garden, Australia

Credits of pics: taken through smartphone, Katrin Wlucka, Potsdam, Germany, Editing Jeanie Clark, Warracknabeal, Australia (cc) February 2015

page setup 23 March 2015, updated 8 January 2016