Soils are the backbone of our existence. They provide us with food, shelter, infrastructure such as roads and concrete and many other items that make our day-to-day lives easier, yet we don't often think about the ground beneath our feet and how to keep our soils healthy.

For soil scientist Tim Overheu, soils are not just his day job but an abiding passion which he is keen to share with others.

This Day in the Life video was made by Craig Carter and Charlotte Powis with assistance from ABC Open Producer Suzannah Lyons.

Original music by James Gentle.

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