Ed. note: It’s the week of the first in our webinar series The Dirt on Soil! To celebrate, this week’s piece in our curated series of articles on that topic is written by one of our long-standing contributors, Adrian Ayres Fisher. Adrian talks healthy soil, trees, crawdads, and how they all hang together for healthy ecosystems.
Healthy soil is important, but for whom?
- How I came to plant a bur oak in my backyard: “A Question of Trees”
- More about farms and carbon sequestration: A View from the Air: Carbon Sequestration, Midwestern Farms and Biodiversity
- “The Angel’s Glow: How the Soil Healed Wounded Soldiers, video by Sustainable Human
- “Building a Loving, Healthy Home for a Tree,” by Gerould Wilhelm, Conservation Research Institute
- “The Crawdad Song,” Woody Guthrie performance on YouTube
- “Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Make Our Futures,” by Merlin Sheldrake (Random House Trade: 2021)
- A Manifesto for a Processual Philosophy of Biology, by John Dupre and Daniel J. Nicholson. In “Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology,” ed. Daniel Nicholson and John Dupre (Oxford University Press: 2018)
- “The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of Our Most Essential Trees,” by Doug Tallamy (Timber Press: 2021)
- Soil Health: The Unseen Foundation of Biodiversity, by Irene M. Unger in “Missouri Natural Areas Newsletter,” Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017
- “Wild about Illinois Crayfish!,” Illinois Department of Natural Resources