Soil is not a renewable resource. All life begins and ends from the soil. It’s the source of food, medicine and filters our water, among others. Soil is also referred to as the “skin of the earth.” It contributes to the growth of plants and crops. It is capable of supporting all forms of life on the planet, including plants, animals, and humans, demonstrating the importance of soil. Most of us take soil for granted and assume it will always be around. But that’s far from the truth. It takes more than 1,000 years to grow 0, 4 inches of soil.