Jeff Lowenfels – Mycorrhizal Fungi Soil Food Web Expert

Keynote: How Plants Eat and What they Do with Their Food

Afternoon Workshop: Cultivating Microbes and Mycorrhizal Fungi: The Organic Grower’s Guide to What Plants Really Want to Eat and Doing Less Work to Get it to Them

Jeff is a reformed lawyer and author of Timber Press’ award winning and best-selling books, Teaming With Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to The Soil Food Web and Teaming With Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition.  His third book in the soils trilogy, Teaming With Fungi, The Organic Grower’s Guide to Mycorrhizae

He is the founder of a now national program, “Plant A Row for The Hungry.”  The program is active all 50 states and Canada and has resulted in millions pounds of garden produce being donated to feed the hungry every year and also pens the longest running garden column in North America and is also a highly respected and popular, national, garden writer and in 2005 was inducted into the GWA Hall of Fame, the highest honor a garden writer can achieve. Jeff Lowenfels has become a leader in the organic gardening/sustainability movement as a result of his best-selling books.

Jeff grew up on his father’s hobby farm in Scarsdale, New York where he helped out with the farm until he left to pursue a degree in Geology at Harvard College.

Since then, Jeff Lowenfels has become a leader in the organic gardening/ sustainability movement.  Of his two, best-selling books, Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to The Soil Food Web was reviewed as the most important new gardening book in 25 years and maybe even ever! It is now out in a Revised Edition, and has been translated into 7 languages. His second book, also an award winning bestseller is Teaming With Nutrient, The organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition.