Q: My son is doing a science project on soil types.
Where can I get information on the soil type near our home?
A: Soil scientists have a complicated set of classifications and names for soil types. Your son will have lots of fun figuring them out!
However, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has a nice free website that allows you to specify an address and get its soil classification.
Read the directions first…they aren’t the most intuitive in the world.
You’ll get a nice report which you can download.