Garden and Gut with Anne Bikle » Listen
Date: July 30, 2018
Anne Bikle is passionate about gardening. After restoring her own garden back to life, she saw a connection with her own health and her garden. In her book “The Hidden Half of Nature”, she explores the parallels with our gardens and our guts.
Dr. Risk’s Thoughts
Anne’s book is such a great metaphor for our parallel with nature. As our earth gets damaged with Global Warming, so does our gut microbiome. I loved the way her book drew a link between the two. After every show I do, I strongly see a link to our environment, toxins, pollution, damaged food etc and our health. It’s so important for us to nourish the earth that is giving us health and life.
Anne Biklé is an author and biologist who investigates and writes about connections between people, plants, food, health, and the environment. Prior to writing full-time, she worked as an environmental planner in the fields of salmon restoration and public health in the Seattle, WA region.
Her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and radio and her soil-building practices have been featured in independent and documentary films. Restoring life to dead dirt to build a garden led to writing, The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health, which she co-authored with her husband, geologist, David Montgomery.
Anne holds Bachelors’ degrees in Biology and Natural History from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.