The Story of Soil | plant-microbe interactions | Scoop.it

A single teaspoon of soil can contain billions of microscopic bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes. A handful of the same soil will contain numerous earthworms, arthropods, and other visible crawling creatures.

 

Healthy soil is a complex community of life and actually supports the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet.

 

Why is it then, that much of the food from the conventional agricultural system is grown in dirt? The plants grown in this lifeless soil are dependent on fertilizer and biocide inputs, chemicals which further destroy water quality, soil health and nutritional content.

How did we get here? How do we turn this around? This is the Story of Soil….

 


Via Vivalist