The ground upon which we grow our food, is perceived in many ways. There are those who were born to view the earth as nothing more than a tool to be utilized for survival, sustainment and human proliferation. Existing without contemplation of their personal or collective impact. Then there are those of us who were born with the innate desire to protect her. From birth, our need to care for our planet has been close to instinctual. Like the body of a plant which grows to nourish, only to give itself back to the soil for the betterment of its environment.
All human organisms occupying our earth have so very much in common with the microscopic organisms living in the soils that help us produce our food. There are soil microbes which “take” and give nothing back to their host […]