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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 an essential book to any gardeners library! If your not sure what your gardens been missing then this book starts you on the right path to understanding and working with... Read morePublished 32 minutes ago by sprout
Excellent book,a bit technical, someone overwhelming, but once you get by this excellent information backed by solid experience and research. Read morePublished 5 days ago by John L. Herr
Engaging, informative, easy to understand...a must read for any serious veggie or ornamental gardener. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jan Gangwer
It is what I was looking for, in depth information, on soil and the science behind it in relation to gardening. Read morePublished 21 days ago by michael a stanfield
Part of the book is too much like a college text book. However, there is a lot of good information in part 2.Published 21 days ago by Clyde
Fantastic book. Extremely well-organized, and easy to read and understand. These people know what they're talking about, and they say it beautifully. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Daniel
A good book! clear and informative introduction to the currently hot topic 'The secret life of soil', following on from the work of Elaine Ingham a pioneer scientist in this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by karl mckoy