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Michael Phillips wins this year’s There’s Fungus Among Us Award in his new book Mycorrhizal Planet

OK, ok, Michael Phillips wins this year’s There’s Fungus Among Us Award for this well-crafted sentence in his new book Mycorrhizal Planet:

“Beneath the imprint of one’s foot, extending down into the soil but mostly meandering nearer the surface, are 300 miles of fungal hyphae. Inconceivable. I could walk from our farm in the White Mountains of Connecticut to Montreal & back along the gossamer filaments found under a single footstep.”

Which reminds me: At the very first Earth Rally in Arizona, I was asked to talk a bit after Dave Foreman got us all to howl, about how we could all get better rooted.

So I passed out a bag of Glomus deserticola mycorrhizal propagules & had everyone put some in their shoes. Some of those Earth Firsters never left the room. They rooted right through the floor & should be approaching the sizes of fruit-bearing cardons & saguaros by this time.

-Brother Coyote

 

 

 

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