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Dirty Hands, Clean Minds?

The science of soil microbes, neurotransmitters, and happiness.

Photo by Eddie Kopp on Unsplash

When I was in college, I was a weekly volunteer with the campus garden. It was a small place on the other side of the road that flanked half of the school. The garden, as humble as it could be, wore many hats.

For one, it was a space of food generation. Like any image of a garden that…

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Nathan Allen

Nathan Allen

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writer. illustrator. manic collector of pens and notebooks. bug guy from North Carolina. see my work at www.nthnljms.com