Compost and the Soil Sponge

Three grains of “topsoil” versus three “grains” of compost—worms and other microorganisms make compost, which creates a sponge in soil, collecting water, air, and room for roots to spread. This is the foundation of a carbon-rich soil, which is increasingly understood as the basis of a cooler planet.

https://www.didipershouse.com/understanding-soil-health-and-watershed-function.html
https://www.didipershouse.com/soil-health-principles.html
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/soils/health/biology/?cid=nrcs142p2_053863
https://www.epa.gov/recycle/how-create-and-maintain-indoor-worm-composting-bin