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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.
This fine book, talks about soil teeming with microbes as a way of teaming with microbes.
This is a must-read for anybody who (a) wants to grow food; (b) has a lawn; (c) cares about the food they eat; and/or (d) buys food and wants to support people who grow it... Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Jennifer Joy Carter
This book must be required reading for all modern day gardeners. Tells where the soil's fertility comes from. Work with the microbes and don't kill them by too much digging.Published 3 days ago by J. Peter Maughan
This is a great book for the gardener and Medical Marijuana Connoisseur. The author describes in great detail the symbiotic relationship between Microbes & Fungi and plants. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jacob Henry
An eye opener. It revolutionized my thinking. Understanding soil microbes helps it all make sense- how plants (and we ourselves) are utterly dependent on our relationship with the... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Hal Hurst
Great addition to my library! Look forward to his other book.Published 11 days ago by P. M. OMalley
This is the kind of book that can change lives! Information is very abundant, and written as clear as possible considering the amount of scientific terms that needed to be used. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Happy Mom
Arrived with a torn cover, in 3 different spots, complete with staining on pages & bent corners... Nice.
Also should have read reviews first.... Read more
Very informative. It changed my approach to gardening. Good results so far.Published 20 days ago by William J. Wagner
Great book, really brought the finite detail of soil microbiology to light! If you are trying to garden sustainably this is the book for you.Published 1 month ago by Panda Man