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David Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius” Grant recipient and prominent geologist, but his education never trained him to explore the rich biology within soil itself.  Luckily his wife Anne Bikle is a brilliant biologist. Together they have expanded their collective knowledge to learn that there is an entire ecosystem of microbes living just beneath the surface.  As discussed in his book “Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations”, significant data exists to indicate that societies that do not take care of their soil are destined to doom.  In his latest book “Growing a Revolution” he teaches us how to bring our soil back to life by combining ancient wisdom with modern science and techniques.

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