The Magic of Life

I had no idea! Reading about soil today has enlightened me…no, transported me…into another world, seriously! The world beneath my feet. I have always had a fascination with Fairies and the world of Nature, but was never fully cognisant of the facts about our soil…that deep, dark, rich matter that gives forth all we eat. Facts like, a gram of soil contains about 100 million bacteria. A square metre of fertile farmland can be inhabited by something like around 55 million worms and about 50,000 small insects and mites. Monoculture diminishes all this, of course. A monocultured ecosystem is very weak and…