Soil’s constant flux
Soil is always in a state of change, with a never-ending cycle of giving and taking. Carbon enters the soil in two ways: through the roots of plants, which need it to grow, and through dead organic matter such as decomposing leaves. These processes lead to the creation of bioavailable nutrients, which are then taken up by microbes. These microbes either return the carbon to the atmosphere or add it to a stable carbon pool in the form of dead organisms. This cycle ensures the continued health and fertility of the soil.