Inducted into the Garden Writers of America Hall of Fame in2005,
plants his messages eloquentlyinto the minds and hearts
of plant-lovers everywhere. Hisbook
Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil
FoodWeb" is a ground-breaking (ha-ha, Jeff) tour of
MotherNature's network of plant-boosting relationships.
Meet these underground powerhouse communities: from
mycorrhizalnetworks to nitrogen-fixing bacteria to the nematodes
andprotozoans that convert atmospheric Carbon into usable plant
food.Jeff Lowenfels knows and loves them all - and explains
theyimportance to gardeners and farmers at every growing scale.
Intrigued by this Earthworms introduction to the Soil Food
Web?Don't miss Jeff Lowenfels'
FREE St. Louis talk on Weds May 11. In theWild
Ideas Worth Sharing speaker series, this talk is presented bythe
Deer Creek Watershed Alliance, BiodiverseCity St. Louis and
theAcademy of Science St. Louis. The event is FREE at
MICDs,5-11-16 6:30-9:30 p.m. but registration
isrequired. Also speaking: James Sotillo, one of the
nation'sleading Soil Life Consultants, currently working on
rebuilding soilhealth for the renovated Gateway Arch grounds in St.
Once you hear Jeff's perspectives on soil life, you'll neverdish
the dirt again!
Music: Extreme Stomp - Performed by
PokeyLaFarge and Ryan Spearman at KDHX-St. Louis.