|Opis:||Since self-sufficiency in food safety has become an important aim in particular local environments, the knowledge of the prevalence of soils and their properties is also becoming increasingly significant. We are more interested in this subject because the year 2015 is the International Year of Soils. Due to historical dependence on soils, today reinforces the interest in understanding soils mainly due to the desire for self-sufficiency on food supply. Unfortunately, at level of municipalities we see a small amount of collected data about soils and the user is unable to obtain data on the prevalence of soil on their property. There is data on land use, but municipalities do not have a lot of information about soil types and their natural characteristics. Although, information on soils is published on the websites, they are too general and useless on the level of individual plots. Another problem is that although the use of the World Reference Base for Soil Resources, below WRB classification, is growing bigger, Slovenia does not have a classification of soils and we use FAO Unesco classification. Therefore, the objective of the Master’s thesis was to explore the availability of data on soils in the municipality of Rogaška Slatina, display soil characteristics of Rogaška Slatina by both classifications (FAO, Unesco and WRB) and assess their use. Interest in soils and the attitude of people towards self-sufficiency, which is closely linked to the prevalence and characteristics of the soil was tested with a questionnaire.
Our research was based on determining the availability of data on soils, in case of the municipality of Rogaška Slatina and on a review of all available data on soils. The second part of the research consisted of obtaining information on the types of soils, based on fieldwork and on already collected data, wherein a method of identifying soil on the ground is displayed, which can also be used by almost every generation ahead. Then followed the classification of soil based on the analysis of different soil types, which have been linked to FAO, Unesco and WRB classification.
With the help of a questionnaire we obtained the results about the level of self-sufficiency in the municipality of Rogaška Slatina in 2015. In addition to the interest of people in the knowledge of the soil, we also focused on the following: the importance of self-sufficiency in regard to the possibility of self-sufficiency, the way the locals supply themselves with food, and how they would like to supply themselves in the future. We used and presented examples of good practice from abroad, namely Sonnentor, Vulkanland and Noah’s Ark (examples of self-sufficiency and care for the soil and plants).|