Good gardeners grow soil because when the soils is healthy, the food grow in it is healthy. Why, read on.
"For example, using DNA sequencing technology, agronomists at Washington State University haverecently established that soil teeming with a wide diversity of life (especially bacteria, fungi, and nematodes) is more likely to produce nutrient-dense food. Of course, this makes sense when you understand that it is the cooperation between bacteria, fungi, and plants’ roots (collectively referred to as the rhizosphere) that is responsible for transferring carbon and nutrients from the soil to the plant—and eventually to our plates."
he Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt by Daphne Miller — YES! Magazine