eat some dirt

In his fantastic book "The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved", Sandor Ellix Katz tells us to go eat some dirt. 

Clean dirt, obviously. Not dirt downstream from a chemical processing plant. 

There's actually a word for it: geophagy. The practice of eating dirt to obtain nutrients. Often seen in rural societies among pregnant women. Those crazy country breeders.  

Awesome, hey?

Ellix Katz also sees eating local soil as a fast track integration into the wonderful microbial ecology of where you you live. "Be here now," he says. "Learn to love the flavour of the earth."

I love that. 

Washing my (local Kipfler) potatoes a little less energetically.













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