person holding dirt with a home in it

Scientists are only beginning to understand something called the mycological network: a hidden underground social network in which tree roots and fungi communicate through what some have dubbed the Wood Wide Web. It’s a fascinating concept that adds to our growing awareness that all living things are interconnected in mysterious yet vital ways. It’s also an apt metaphor for the new regenerative real estate concept that urban organic farmer and former public school teacher Mark Voss is bringing to Madison.

“I’ve been interested in real estate for a long time and I just see it as a real leverage point for change,” says Voss. “Place is where people live, but place is also where change happens, and real estate is all about place.”

Senior Editor

Maggie Ginsberg is a senior editor at Madison Magazine. Her long-form features have garnered numerous honors since 2006 including from the National City Regional Magazine Association, the Milwaukee Press Club and the American Society of Journalist and Authors. In addition to helping edit the work of Madison Magazine's contributing writers, freelancers and essayists, she writes features and the monthly Looking Back historical photo department page. Online, Maggie conducts monthly author Q&As and covers the local literary scene with her Sunday Reads monthly e-newsletter. Her own debut novel, "Still True," was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in September 2022 and was the honorable mention selection for the 2022 Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award, as well as a 2023 Midwest Book Award honoree. 

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