Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
A whirlwind tour of the microbiology of soil and the human body with David Montgomery & Anne Bikle
Lately we've been hearing a lot about microbes and the power of probiotics for intestinal health. While gut health is a trendy topic, gardening’s connection to microbiomes and the food we eat is overlooked. On this episode of Locus Focus we get a whirlwind tour of the microbiology of soil and the human body. Geologist David R. Montgomery & biologist Anne Biklé, authors of THE HIDDEN HALF OF NATURE,
take us on a tour through the strange and fascinating world of microbes illuminating how discoveries of microbial allies in the soil and our bodies can revolutionize the way we grow food and treat chronic diseases.
A MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, David R. Montgomery is the author of The Rocks Don’t Lie.
Anne Biklé is a biologist and gardener. Married, they live in Seattle, Washington.