The value of fertilizer in our world may be common knowledge to those in the world of agronomy and agriculture, but it’s safe to say that most people certainly aren’t experts when it comes to plant nutrition. The Nutrients for Life Foundation’s goal is to provide science-based information on the valuable role fertilizers play in feeding our growing world by developing and introducing curriculum into our nation’s schools. The non-profit education foundation was established in 2004 to increase an understanding of how responsible use of fertilizer improves the health of our soil, the plants that grow in it, and ultimately, the foods we eat. In addition to the United States, Nutrients for Life operates international chapters in Canada, Colombia and Mexico.


Follow the Nutrients for Life blog about gardening, where fertilizer is often a topic of conversation.

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The Foundation’s supplemental curricula, Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century, is available for teachers with students in grades k through 12. In addition, Nutrients for Life offers activity books, posters and flashcards for use in the classroom or at community events.

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Ingredients for Life

The Fertilizer is Life’s Main Ingredient campaign has several components that can be utilized all across the country. Radio ads, posters, bumper stickers and recipe cards are available to share with those in your community.

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