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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!
Fantastic book. Explains in easy to understand terms the science of composting. Should be a standard in any gardener's library.Published 3 days ago by K. B.
After taking a class from Dr. Ingham at Greg Judy's farm in Rucker, MO, I learned things about the soil that I had never really expected. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mark Wheelock
I love this book! It has great info and there lot to learn. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to learn about plants.Published 7 days ago by Carlton Grimm
I love learning the what and why something is working. So if your goal is to learn about microbes and how your soil is nothing without them, this is the book. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Tom Craig
My husband and I went to a local gardening shop in Sacramento and the clerk was so hyped on this book that he was spewing out so much interesting information about the whole food... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Danielle Holloway
I agree with earlier reviewers that say the first half of the book is informative, but then it all breaks down in the second half. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Dave