Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web
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?Sure, it?s a gardening book, but it has all the drama and suspense of an extraterrestrial thriller. A cast of characters without eyeballs or backbones. Battle scenes with bizarre creatures devouring one another. Only this book is about as terrestrial as it gets.? ?Anchorage Daily News
When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains plants, and then become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of toxic substances. Teaming with Microbes offers an alternative to this vicious circle, and details how to garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the soil food web. You?ll discover that healthy soil is teeming with life?not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. This must-have guide is for everyone, from those devoted to organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy plants without resorting to chemicals.
Jeff Lowenfels is the author of a trilogy of award winning books on plants and soil, as well as DIY: Autoflowering Cananbis and he is the longest running garden columnist in North America. Lowenfels is a national lecturer as well as a fellow, hall of fame member, and former president of the Garden Writers of America.
Hardcover: 220 pages
Publisher: Timber Press; Revised ed. edition (February 24, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds