Although most readers of this blog have a general understanding of how vital plant life is to our existence. Many people in modern, urban societies do not.
To reaffirm the importance; Perspective:
“Although mineral nutrients continually cycle through all organisms, they enter…predominately through root systems of plants, so in a sense plants act as ‘miners’ of Earth’s crust.”
E. Epstein 1999. From Taiz and Zeigler. Plant Physiology. 5th Edition
Now, while leaving our necessities to plants, we can continue to poorly mine earths commodities.
James Wheeler is a student of Landscape Architecture and Botany at the University of Florida and a contributing writer to Landscape Invocation.