Microbes are so diverse in size, environmental requirements, diet and product/refuse that they are found virtually everywhere from deep under the ground to way high up in the sky. For our purposes of Microbiome Management workshop, we will focus on a level of microbes that include solely surface soil and our animal and plant communities.
Managing microbiomes means caring for microbes in a way much like the way we care for our loved ones. We house them, feed them and protect them and their finished products. In turn, we can benefit from their presence. Our quality of life improves when we are on good terms with them.