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Teaming with Fungi: The Organic Grower's Guide to Mycorrhizae

By Jeff Lowenfels

Accomplishes what few other books have—helping growers use mycorrhizae to improve the immune systems of plants.

Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running

Teaming with Fungi is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Almost every plant in a garden forms a relationship with fungi, and many plants would not exist without their fungal partners. By better understanding the relationship, gardeners can take advantage of the benefits of fungi, which include an increased uptake in nutrients, resistance to drought, earlier fruiting, and more. Learn how the fungi interact with plants, how to grow their own, and how best to employ them in the home garden.

Media reviews

"A thorough yet accessible look at mycorrhizal fungi and their critical role in plant health and survival.…​I recommend this book for the intermediate to advanced gardener, and certainly for anyone who grows plants professionally."

American Gardener

"This small but mighty guide ... translates complex science into clear language to enhance your knowledge of your garden soil."

Michigan Gardener

"Does much to bring the concept to light."


"At the end of this book, you will have all the knowledge you need to make your own inoculants and predict how they will benefit your crop, lawn, or garden."

The Gardener

"To say [Lowenfels] thinks deeply about this subterranean world [of soil] is an understatement."


About the author

Jeff Lowenfels

Jeff Lowenfels has been writing an award-winning garden column for the Anchorage Dispatch News for over forty years. He is the founder of Plant a Row for the Hungry, a program that encourages all gardeners to donate one row 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 Association. He lives in Anchorage, Alaska, and Portland, Oregon.

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