• Welcome to
    Nutrients for Life

    Welcome to Nutrients for Life Foundation, promoting a deeper understanding of the important role nutrients play in feeding our growing world and preserving our green spaces.

  • Nutrients Help Us Plant
    The Seeds of Success

    Share your story and connect with others about the importance of nutrients in feeding - both literally and figuratively - your family, your community, and your world.
  • Life's Main Ingredient

    Abundant crops, nutritious food, a growing world with beautiful green spaces. Find out how fertilizer, life’s essential ingredient, is giving us all of this and more.

  • Where New Ideas
    Are Growing

    Looking for ways to make science relevant for your students? Plant the seeds of curiosity with free teacher resources including soil science curriculum, videos, and more.
  • Humanity
    Against Hunger

    Combat hunger by helping African farmers find the right combination of nutrients to increase their crop yields in this exciting game.

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Growing Understanding

The Nutrients for Life Foundation is an educational non-profit that provides information and resources to educators and the public about the vital role fertilizers play in feeding our world. Through donations, we are able to offer free educational materials on soil science to educators. All of our resources are science-based, user-friendly, and utilized by educators across the country.

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  For Everyone

Did you know that fertilizer provides for 50% of the world’s food production? Or that North American food production tripled between 1940 and 1990 and was achieved using less acreage – all due to efficient use of fertilizers? Find out more about the valuable role crop nutrients play in your everyday life, in feeding our growing world, and in protecting our environment.

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  For Teachers

Showcase the power of STEM to solve global challenges and promote a deeper understanding of core science concepts with these free lesson plans, videos, and classroom tools.

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  For Students

Do you have what it takes to be a soil scientist? Put your nutrient know-how to the test with these exciting games, fun facts, and more!

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Helping Communities Grow

The Helping Communities Grow community outreach program rewards FFA chapters for creating hands-on innovative programs to educate and engage their community. Projects focus on plant nutrition, fertilizer, soil science and crop related agricultural issues and the positive and critical role they play in food production.

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Educate students about the important role soil nutrients play in feeding our world!

Learn more about the science of soil and crop nutrients with Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century curriculum and other education resources!


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Learn more about how
to support the Nutrients for Life Foundation and help ensure teachers have the tools they need to promote a deeper understanding of the importance of soil science and make science relevant to their students' lives.

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