The Dirt Issue: Culture Shift Crossword: Tilling the Earth Share Facebook Twitter Email Share Crossword: Tilling the Earth Spring 2019 The Dirt Issue TABLE OF CONTENTS In Depth By Reconnecting With Soil, We Heal the Planet and Ourselves How to Turn Dirt Into Soil How Removing Asphalt Is Softening Our Cities Mushrooms: “Nature’s Greatest Decomposers” Infographic: How Mushrooms Clean Up Toxic Messes How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring in the Elk What Is Mud’s Dirty Little Secret? The Gift of Soil: How Composting Builds Community The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet How Soil Acts as a Living Witness to Racial Violence Solutions We Love Your New Healthy Habits? They’re Ancient The New Art of Making Friends and Finding Community The Secret to Swaying the Supreme Court How Technology Is Making the World More Accessible Culture Shift Birding Is Booming. So Where Are the Black Birders? How Disaster Movies Reflect Political Extremism—But Now It’s Getting a Little Real The Power of Angry Women 22 Race-Related Films That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, and Think Differently This Is How Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society Crossword: Tilling the Earth Why you can trust us By Patrick Blindauer < 1 MIN READ Mar 14, 2019 Patrick Blindauer is a professional crossword puzzle maker with over 60 puzzles published in The New York Times.