Ark Journal V, 
Of this Earth

‘Walking barefoot on newly wet earth suddenly, wholly at home and at ease. Your life evolved from this earth you walk on. The soil is talking to you. Your hands and feet remember, your nose remembers. Can you find the words? Can your tongue speak them? Petrichor is the term used to describe the earthly scent of wet soil so attractive to humans and many other organisms. Scientists have recently learned that it is caused by a microbial compound called geosmin. This ancient chemical language is part of the complex network of communication between bacteria, fungi and other organisms that are the source of all life.’

Justine has contributed with a text investigating how sculpting soil into structure may be a part of the answer to the scarcity and separation that threatens nature and humanity. 

This article can be read in the current Ark Journal