helpful links


Updated the list of Indexes, Rankings and Data Sets and list of Soil Collectors


Added new image and information to our Evolution page


Added new page World GDP II under Studies


Added Greece III to Journal

Added Soil Collector information for Greece III

Added the Wall page in the Studies section


Added poem by my friend Hiroko

Updated information on the Netherlands journal page.

Added photos to the Religions Page of Studies

Added Japan II and information to the Soil Collectors Page.

Added new page Incarceration in the Studies section


Added update to Indexes and Data Sets in the Studies Area


Added new page Mixing The Soil


Added new page Japan II


Added 'Incarceration' to the Press Page.


Added the page Indexes and Data Sets to the "Studies" area.


Added information to the Religions page under our Studies area.


Added a new article to the Press section - "I'm Digging Up Dirt in 193 Countries ..." as well as to the Journal for North Korea

We've added a new menu item "Studies" with pages for Tectonic Plates, Evolution, World GDP, Birth and Death Rates, Religions, Languages for Peace, World Refugees, and Elements.


Added the Saatchi Art link to the menu bar.


Added "Disparity Series in New Text Book"
Added Huntington Beach Art Center Exhibit Video


Updated the United States Journal Page adding information about Oklahoma City, Oceanside and Santa Clara Pueblo, NM
Added two YouTube videos to our India II journal entry page
Added a new artist to our Links Page


Added Artist Links to our Links Page


Updated Journal Entry for Timor Leste


Added Artist Links to our Links Page, Updated and Added information to our Soil Collector Page and our Thank You page to our Embassies and Organizations


Added article from the International Sculpture Center - re:sculpt to the Press page


Added "Chart Porn" blog post to the Press page


Added Artist Links to our Links Page


Added a new article on the Press Page


Updated Artist Bio Page


Added Artist Links to our Links Page


Added Artist Links to our Links Page


Added movie "12 | 12 | 12"

7/7/14 Updated Journal Entry for Norway

Added link to Artist David Basasira's website

7/7/14 Updated Journal Entry for Andorra

2/18/14 Posted Journal Entry for Micronesia (FSM)
Additional Links added to our Links Page -
Transparency International - Corruption by Country/Territory, European Journal, 2014 Index of Economic Freedom

10/2/13 Posted Journal Entry for Monaco

7/26/13 Posted Journal Entry for Guinea-Bissau

6/14/13 Posted Journal Entry for Laos

5/23/13 Posted a new addition in our Press section - How DHL dug in to help with the Common Ground 191 project.

5/23/13 Posted Journal Entry for United Kingdom II

5/23/13 Posted Journal Entry for India II

5/9/13 Added the Facebook and Blogger icons to our menu bar. Please visit our Facebook page and Blog!

4/3/13 Posted new additions in the Press section - Soil Science Society of America article and a recently published book "Know Soil Know Life" that features Common Ground 191.

4/3/13 Added a new webpage featuring the new article in Soil Science Society of America that best describes the project.

4/1/13 Posted Journal Entry for Solomon Islands

1/28/13 Added the HBAC youtube video

1/2/13 Posted Journal Entry for Vanuatu

12/10/12 Posted Orange County Register article.

12/10/12 Posted Youth Alliance for Justice and Peace Link

11/27/12 Posted Huntington Beach Independent article.

11/9/12 Updated new contact email address -

11/9/12 Posted Journal entry for Equatorial Guinea

11/9/12 Posted Photos to the France II page

11/9/12 Posted Photos to the Germany II Page

10/1/12 Added YouTube Video on Home Page and North Korea pages

10/1/12 Updated The Current page

10/1/12 Updated Bosnia-Herzegovina page

8/9/12 Post 4 new Journal entries: Tonga; Tuvalu; Nauru; Fiji

8/9/12 Post soil collection photos from Greece and Turkey

8/9/12 Update Links page

2/10/12 Posted Journal Entry for Somalia: "Knowing Now"

1/18/12 Posted Journal Entry for Ethiopia: "The Common Ground of Cancer"

12/17/11 Posted special memoir "Out of Africa" about Zimbabwe

11/22/11 Add new Links under the Earth & Science category

10/26/11 Posted journal entry for Liechtenstein

10/26/11 Added Facebook link

10/26/11 Updated Links page

10/11/11 Posted photos of CommonGround 191 display at John Wayne Airport

09/28/11 Posted L.A. Times article

09/13/11 Posted photo of soil necklace (above)

09/13/11 Posted photos from recent soil collections in North Korea and China.

08/23/11 Journal entry for Libya posted

08/23/11 Master list of Soil Collection Volunteers posted

08/18/11 Kickstarter fundraising campaign successful.

08/03/11 Posted photos of Common Ground soil under microscope.

08/03/11 Article in Huffington Post about Common Ground 191 project.

07/19/11 Launched Kickstarter fundraising campaign!

05/18/11 See BBC's photo of Tahrir Square in Egypt during height of demonstrations

05/17/11 Posted Journal entries for Bhutan and Mauritania

05/17/11 Photos of soil at the Birthplace of Aphrodite (Venus) in Cyprus. View >

02/23/11 Collector Spotlight: Wossene Bowler, Ethiopia. Click here to view video

09/10/10 Added journal entries to Kazakhstan.

07/29/10 Added journal entries to Comoros and Madagascar

06/30/10 Equatorial Guinea was collected the week of 6/21/10. Click here for photos.

03/18/10 Added journal entry to Germany and Venezuela


10/22/09 More US soil needed-FORM provided here

10/19/09 Be sure to check out BBC's World Challenge

09/21/09 Added pictures to Liechtenstein II

09/14/09 Added journal entry to Papua New Guinea

09/04/09 Added photos to East Timor

08/28/09 Added journal entry to Marshall Islands and Marshall Islands II

08/7/09 Added photo to Andorra.
Added photos to Trinidad and Tobago.
Added photos to Micronesia.

07/13/09 Added photo to Libya. Story to follow!

07/10/09 Added photos to Guinea-Bissau. Story to follow!

07/06/09 Updated Andorra Entry

06/26/09 Added Romanian Mysteries to the journal page.

06/22/09 Added Andorra Image

06/05/09 Added Kiro Collections in the following countries: Burundi II, Democratic Republic of Congo II, Kenya II, Rwanda II, and Uganda II

05/29/09 Added Moldova Journal

05/21/09 Added Rwanda Journal

03/11/09 Washington DC soil submitted! Check out the photo here.

01/30/09 We are now on Facebook! Add our page or add Gary Simpson as a friend! Facebook me!

01/15/09: Continuous redesign of navigation

11/24/08 Added,, humanrightswatch, globalnetworkinitiative to link section

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