Microbes: tiny little critters

Good, bad, ugly? Microbes, microorganisms, tiny little living critters, like bacteria, mold, and fungi, are all over the place. We discuss them, they’re in the news, they live by the trillions and beyond, on our skin and in our bodies. Knowing what’s what with them is useful.

Why this: A simple understanding of microscopic organisms goes a long way to making sense of the rest of how we look at life. (Complementary courses: Ferment raw vegetables, Bake sourdough bread)