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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.
If you're a soil geek like me, you will love this book! It will take your gardening to the next level when you understand the beauty of soil microbes! Read morePublished 27 days ago by MauiShadow
This book took my knowledge of the soil microbes to a new level. I definitely recommend it to all gardeners. I gave a copy to my son for Christmas.Published 27 days ago by mcarr4321
An absolute must read for anyone wanting to know more about the “Soil Food Web” the natural symbiotic relationships of plants and the microbiology within soil.Published 29 days ago by Maximus
Really a lay person's guide to a more scientific course taught by the soil scientist Dr. Elaine Ingrams. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael L. Woods
This book is a great source of information. I am not someone who reads much, but I could not put it down. I just finished my second read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Timothy
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by J. Peter Maughan