Outreach and Partnership
Two key components of a soilSHOP are outreach and partnership.
Outreach is an essential piece of your soilSHOP work because it raises community awareness about the soilSHOP services, and helps event planners better understand the community environmental health interests, concerns and needs.
Partnership is another key soilSHOP component. Partners can provide additional resources to support the event, such as staff, soil screening equipment, and community contacts. They can share responsibilities, and offer other unique services to the community in addition to free soil screening and health education. Potential partners can include community leaders, government and non-governmental officials, and faith-based organizations.