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Letting Soil Organisms Do the Work for You

Soil is the most biologically diverse ecosystem on Earth. Soil organisms enhance soil structure, store water and nutrients, decompose organic matter, and make nutrients available to plants. Each group is critical to maintaining a healthy balance of soil functions and should be encouraged in the home garden; in particular, 
fungi and bacteria have immediate impacts on plant nutrition and health through their direct contact with roots on a cellular level. This class provides an overview of the soil ecosystem and discusses what the home gardener can do to promote healthy soil biology. 

Marc Radell

P.S. My dogs enjoy searching for soil organisms, too.