Nuestros Suelos, the counterpart to Our Soil in Chile, has a web site in Spanish for the work in Atacama, Chile, and it can be found here.

Nuestros Suelos won the 2019 STS Making and Doing Award at the annual conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).

Here is a translation of the Nuestros Suelos home page:

“A low-cost kit for the participatory study of degraded soils.

The project Nuestros Suelos looks to design, test, and spread a tool for exploratory evaluation of degraded soils based on models of citizen science and low-cost environmental monitoring technology with three principle components:

Participatory methodology – systematic inclusion of local knowledge and practices with soil.

Low-cost technologies – qualitative estimates of some key indicators of soil degradation, in particular properties and nutrients (organic matter, carbonate, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, pH) and the presence of heavy metals (copper and arsenic).

Games – community members integrate and use the knowledge acquired to deal with concrete challenges related to soil degradation.”