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"For years, we've thought of the 'food chains' in our environment. Lowenfels and Lewis explain an even more wonderful idea: the 'soil food web.' Read Teaming with Microbes and keep it or give it to the library so others may learn of this astounding way to grow vegetables, trees, lawns."
"[This book] is a must read for any gardener looking to create a sustainable, healthy garden without chemicals."
“If you want to get a good understanding of how soils really work, and learn how to really feed your soil (and thus, your plants), there is a great book that explains it all very well, and also explains how to make really good compost and compost tea. It is concise and uses nonscientific terminology. The book is Teaming With Microbes; A Gardener's Guide To The Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis.”
“The information in this book is eye-opening and consistently entertaining.”
“This very well illustrated hardback is a scientific view of many different kinds of soil microbes which include bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, nematodes and many others.”
Jeff Lowenfels is a weekly columnist for the Anchorage Daily News. He is the founder of Plant a Row for The Hungry, a program that has created over 14 million meals to feed the hungry. A popular national garden writer and leading proponent of gardening using the concepts of the soil food web, Jeff is the former president of the Garden Writers of America and was made a GWA Fellow in 1999. In 2005, he was inducted into the GWA Hall of Fame. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to do REAL organic gardening.
Although the first part of the book is really academic type information, the second part or the whole book in general is a very very good read.
It will take your gardening to the next level when you understand the beauty of soil microbes!
The information is good, but much of it was a bit complicated for my simple brain. But, if you want to know details about soil, microbes, etc, this is a good book.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent book, one everyone should read, whether an organic grower or one addicted to expensive chemicals. I thought I understood the soil until I read this book. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Gregory Jackson
This book was hard to put down. So much useful information and all of it was new to me. I'd been growing with chemical nutrients since I started, but never will again.Published 1 month ago by Jeffrey T. Brothis
This book is really useful for tips on how to surviving the apocalypse.Published 1 month ago by Victor Distelrath
Amazing book, this is a must have for Amy marijuana cultivator who wants to grow organicallyPublished 1 month ago by ray short
Excellent read on the importance of understanding soil and how to treat it. Although it's not a composting book, the chapters on mulch, compost, compost teas and annuals and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda Eremita