Happy new earth year, keep on planting

OVER THE GARDEN FENCE


This new year welcomes us into its vibrancy. Air, water, sand, clay and silt pulse with wiggling earth worms, dancing bacteria and exercising fungi. From the soil’s fertile womb our earth births seeds into plants and covers her modest bare ground with carpets green and brown.
Three fourths of all plant roots interact in mutually beneficial relationships with soil fungi. One-quarter teaspoon of precious soil can house up to four billion bacteria, one million fungi and 300,000 algae.
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