Placeholder for new article: The Abundant Ecology
Note that you’ve always thought of this one in terms of the “magic” of all that bio-production “ex nihilo.”
But another important point is the lack of (human) intervention. Advice was “buy this ‘n that to make it work”–but a minimalist approach dependent on the “magic” of nature did just fine.
Remember: You do not want to write this too close to Chapter 1 of SSPF-revised!