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ORGANIC NEWSLETTER #4
| Two New Books Support Organics
I have two new friends in the organic world. They both have excellent
Jeff Lowenfels is in Anchorage, Alaska. He is the oldest garden writer in the country. Not that old really – just been writing a newspaper column longer than anyone. Teaming With Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis, is a very thorough tour of life in the soil. It has terrific photos of the various critters in the soil and explains the natural organic approach in a fresh and unapologetic way.
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Paul Tukey is in Maine. He is the founding editor and publisher of People, Places & Plants magazine which is popular in the Northeast. He also does regular radio and TV work. The Organic Lawn Care Manual is an excellent and extensive guide to natural lawn care. Paul is also completely organic and teaches that lawns should be as safe and friendly to earth's environment as they are to the kids and pets that roughhouse on them. His passionate instruction is right on and in sync with the Dirt Doctor’s recommendations. Paul understands that oxygen, carbon and hydrogen (not N-P-K) are the true macronutrients. He also concentrates on the basics – compost, compost tea and mulch.
He has one tip that I am embarrassed to admit I didn’t think of myself.
This past fall Paul graciously gave my wife Judy and I a tour of his part of Maine. This is a trip I highly recommend. Photos of our trip are in the
I love that such geographically diverse people like these two are doing such great jobs at organic education. Converting the world to organics may not be that far away after all.
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