Perspectives Volume 40, Number 1 | Page 6

The Great Connector In The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, Wendell Berry calls soil the “great connector of lives…without proper care for it we have no life.” If people intend to prosper, they must first invest in their soil. Without healthy soils, there are no healthy crops – and no healthy people. Since the early 20th century, soil health has been a recurring issue for global nutrition. In 1898, Sir William Crookes gave an al