Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People

The single greatest leverage point for a sustainable and healthy future for the seven billion people on the planet is arguably immediately underfoot: the living soil, where we grow our food.

Bath: Understand biology to build a better living soil

Compacted clay soils are problematic for several reasons. Severe compaction results in an anaerobic (oxygen deprived) environment conducive primarily to pathogenic bacteria, disease and pests.

Jim McLain: Microorganisms important to your garden’s health

Today there has been a drastic shift in the thinking about what roles bacteria and other microscopic life play in our bodies and in our soil.

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