So we started working in the vegetable garden.  It was overgrown with weeds.

We were concerned that past activities had contaminated the soil.  Vegetables suck up metal ions and store them in their plant parts – roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits.  If we eat these veggies in large quantities, the metals can cause our bodies big problems.

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Soil is a living force.  A handful of soil is millions and millions of creatures.

An overview of different farming styles led to discussions of philosophy and our relationship to the earth.

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Give and take, give and take.  Take naps, dream, then go back to work!

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Hey, how about a few swiss chard-eating fly larvae in the stir fry?  Protein!!

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