OREGON, Clackamas SWCD – Last summer Clackamas Soil and Conservation District began a campaign to persuade landowners to “soil their undies” in an effort to determine the health of the soil in their garden.
According to Lisa Kilders, education and outreach program manager, “Being the first year for this undertaking, we were not sure what to expect. Lots of jokes, of course, but we learned a bit as well.”
The follow-up of the soil experiment yielded three landowners with no cotton left when they dug up the “experiment,” three with very little left, and two with very little decomposition (and evidently very sterile soil). Two unlucky landowners could not find their buried underwear.