Jersey

It's Not Dirt

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Heidi Winzinger
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Heidi Winzinger

Story

I originally wrote this song for my boss Rob Baumley who was retiring from the NJ Farmland Preservation office. Prior to preserving farmland he was one of the first soil scientists to survey New Jersey "the Garden State"!! I studied agriculture in college and received more formal training in soil identification and appreciation. I hope this song helps others appreciate our soil because it is truly one of our most precious and sometimes under appreciated resources! -Heidi

Lyrics

Back in the 1970’s G There was a soil scientist in New Jersey G C They said, right here in the Garden State G Their growin’ apples and blueberries and corn and hay G C They said the most important thing Isn’t the air you breath or the rain that falls They said the most important thing Is the earth below where the roots grow strong And they said, there is just one more thing Em C There tired of hearing people calling it what its not Em C So they wrote this song so everyone will remember Em C chorus: It’s not dirt it’s soil! It’s not dirt its soil! D G From the Highlands to the Delaware Bay Em G We got sandy loam and muck and clay Em G Growin’ our food everyday Em G its not dirt its soil D G So they set out across the land With a Munsell color chart and augers in their hands To survey and name All the soils New Jersey contained We’ve got Adelphia and Hammonton We’ve got Hazen and Woodstown and Washington We’ve got Turbotville and Quakertown Neshaminy and Holmdel and Collington And they said, there’s just one more thing Em C Their tired of people calling it what its not Em C So they wrote this song so everyone will remember Em C
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