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Dirt isnt just the stuff beneath our feet. Its the stuff of life.

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Dirt is alive. It's full of billions of creatures so small you can't even see them under a microscope. For 10,000 years, dirt has helped humans convert the limitless energy of the sun into the plants and animals we eat to keep us alive. Dirt has been good to us. But it turns out, we haven't been very good to the dirt. Roll up your sleeves. It's time to get dirty.

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Additional reading and sources:

Soil Foodweb Institute (Australia): https://www.soilfoodweb.com.au/

Civilizations rise and fall on the quality of their soil (Science Daily): https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131104035245.htm

One amazing substance allowed life to thrive on land (BBC): http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151205-one-amazing-substance-allowed-life-to-thrive-on-land

The Rhizosphere: An Ecological Perspective (Academic Press, 2007): https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/microfauna#:~:text=4.2%20Microfauna,protists%2C%20nematodes%2C%20and%20rotifers.

The Big BloomHow Flowering Plants Changed the World (National Geographic): https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/prehistoric-world/big-bloom/#:~:text=They%20began%20changing%20the%20way,only%20the%20last%2090%20seconds.

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA): https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/

Farmers and Their Languages: The First Expansions (Science): https://science.sciencemag.org/content/300/5619/597

The Science Behind the Three sisters (Cornell University): https://www.cornell.edu/video/first-peoples-first-crops-4-the-science-behind-the-three-sisters

Amazonian Dark Earths: Geoarchaeology. (Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology): https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-1-4419-0465-2_2252

Why Its Time to Stop Punishing Our Soils with Fertilizers (Yale Environment 360): https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-its-time-to-stop-punishing-our-soils-with-fertilizers-and-chemicals

Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues (Scientific American): https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/only-60-years-of-farming-left-if-soil-degradation-continues/

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