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Growing Greener: Creating soil for life

Professor Duncan Cameron lifts the lid on the mysterious world under our feet, exploring the importance of healthy soil with Arit Anderson

A healthy garden starts with healthy soil, so Arit explores how we must mimic nature to create the best conditions, with Professor Duncan Cameron – a world expert in plant and soil biology, who lifts the lid on the mysterious world under our feet.

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He reveals how fungi and bacteria are the gardeners friends in creating great growing conditions – and how even the heaviest soil can be productive.

Listen now to this fascinating discussion between Arit Anderson and Professor Duncan Cameron:


About our guest

Duncan Cameron is Professor of Plant and Soil Biology at the University of Sheffield. He’s an environmental microbiologist and analytical biochemist studying plant-microbe interactions in the soil with a focus on sustainable agriculture and global food security as well as the evolution of microbial symbiosis.


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