Click on a member of the soil food web to learn more.
There's a whole world of life just beneath the surface of our soil.
An incredible diversity of organisms make up the soil food web. They range in size from the tiniest one-celled bacteria to algae, fungal hypha, and protozoa; then the more complex nematodes and micro-arthropods, to the visible earthworms, insects and small vertebrates within our biome. As plants are photosynthesizing, they are constantly feeding the soil with simple forms of Carbon that organisms crave! As these organisms eat, grow, and move through the soil, they create the ideal conditions for a plant to thrive. As a bonus, a balanced soil food web will promote: disease suppression, sustained nutrient cycling, waste management, overall plant immunity, and increased water retention, just to name a few