Jim O’Gorman: hands in the dirt

Jim O’Gorman: hands in the dirt

Jim O’Gorman is a New Zealander whose life’s work is aimed at solving some of the big problems of our times: topsoil loss and land degradation. Jim, who’s been dubbed “the Dirt Doctor”, grows superb vegetables and researches soil care and remediation. His research lab...
Hands in the dirt

Hands in the dirt

I love putting my hands into beautiful, living soil. It’s an amazing, grounding, energetic feeling. I enjoy other aspects of gardening: caring for plants, building compost heaps, harvesting and eating the bounty. But getting my hands in the dirt gives me a feeling of...