The Dirt Issue: Culture Shift This Is How Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society Share Facebook Twitter Email Share This Is How Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society Research shows that small talk and casual connections create happy communities and less-lonely individuals. Spring 2019 The Dirt Issue TABLE OF CONTENTS In Depth By Reconnecting With Soil, We Heal the Planet and Ourselves How to Turn Dirt Into Soil How Removing Asphalt Is Softening Our Cities Mushrooms: “Nature’s Greatest Decomposers” Infographic: How Mushrooms Clean Up Toxic Messes How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk What Is Mud’s Dirty Little Secret? The Gift of Soil: How Composting Builds Community The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet How Soil Acts as a Living Witness to Racial Violence Solutions We Love Your New Healthy Habits? They’re Ancient The New Art of Making Friends and Finding Community The Secret to Swaying the Supreme Court How Technology Is Making the World More Accessible Culture Shift Birding Is Booming. So Where Are the Black Birders? How Disaster Movies Reflect Political Extremism—But Now It’s Getting a Little Real The Power of Angry Women 22 Race-Related Films That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, and Think Differently This Is How Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society Crossword: Tilling the Earth Why you can trust us By Sarah Lazarovic < 1 MIN READ Mar 18, 2019 Sarah Lazarovic is an award-winning artist, creative director, freelance animator and filmmaker, and journalist, covering news and cultural events in comic form. She is the author of A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy.