Pedogenesis is the process of soil creation.
Twenty years ago, there were over 20,000 different types of soil arrangements (called "soil series"), with specific characteristics and symbiotic relationships that evolved over thousands of years. These soil series can be destroyed in a matter of seconds with a bulldozer. There are currently over 3,000 extinct soil series in the USA alone.
Pedogenesis creates healthy soil that provides us with clean air, water, food and more, so start composting!
I hope this information inspires you to grow more of your own food. You can ask your garden questions on my Home page.