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Written for any urban grower or inhabitant, The Ground Rules: A Manual to Connect Soil and Soul is both a document of The Ground Rules process and a guide to community composting and DIY soil remediation. As a practical guide the manual is full of detailed information on how to research a garden site, how to test your soil for toxins, and how to heal the soil through phyto- and mycoremediation. But it reaches beyond the how-tos as well, to talk about the whys, with essays on restorative justice and deep mapping, and histories of the Chicago neighborhoods in which we work. Encouraging learning through observation, the manual asks at every juncture, “How is your body connected to that which is underneath your feet and supporting every step?”