The mound of earth behind the Bridgehampton School is one of the biggest John Daniels has seen in his lifetime on the East End.
Some 10 feet tall and four or five times as long, it’s not just any old pile of dirt. It is Bridgehampton loam, and it might as well be a pile of gold.
“It’s the best soil in the whole country,” Mr. Daniels, the school’s maintenance mechanic, said this week. “You can’t find soil like this anywhere else.”