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Published on Jan 7, 2013
Biologist Doug Weatherbee explains how microbes have created our world and are the key to saving it.
Doug Weatherbee left the corporate IBM world of teaching technology a few years back to get his hands dirty working with microbes and farmers to transform dead dirt into living soil. He likes to say he works with the soil and not against it. He didn't know it then but going "deep" into the microscopic world of soil life would lead him to appreciate the profound interconnectedness of all life, including humans, and how this just might save the planet. Doug lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He uses an applied soil microbiological (eco)systems approach to regenerate the health and fertility of degraded soils, helping farmers save money on fertilizers, fungicides and water along the way to a sustainable agriculture. He teaches and consults with farmers in Canada, the US and Mexico and is a member of a Certified Organic farming cooperative in Mexico.
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