‘Teaming With Microbes’ podcast: Gardening with science and the soil food web

Here’s a new weekly podcast about organic gardening with longtime Alaska garden and growing columnist Jeff Lowenfels.

Welcome to a new weekly podcast with longtime Anchorage Daily News garden writer and author Jeff Lowenfels, and co-hosted by Jonathan White. Think of it as a companion to Jeff’s weekly columns and his popular series of books.


Join Jeff and Jonathan as they dive deep into organic gardening and the soil food web — breaking down the science, giving expert gardening advice and busting those long-held myths about how to help your garden grow.

In nature, plants use the soil food web in order to obtain nutrients, build soil structure and remain healthy. Can this natural system be used to grow plants in your yard? Absolutely. This podcast will tell you how.

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Hosts: Jeff Lowenfels and Jonathan White. Produced by Evan Phillips.

Feedback: teamingwithmicrobes@me.com

Read Lowenfels’ weekly columns on gardening and growing at ADN.com.

He’s the author of “Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web,” “Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition,” “Teaming with Fungi: The Organic Grower’s Guide to Mycorrhizae,” among other other books.

This podcast is a collaboration between the hosts and Anchorage Daily News.

Jeff Lowenfels

Jeff Lowenfels has written a weekly gardening column for the ADN for more than 45 years. His columns won the 2022 gold medal at the Garden Communicators International conference. He is the author of a series of books on organic gardening available at Amazon and elsewhere. He co-hosts the "Teaming With Microbes" podcast.

Jonathan White

Jonathan White is the co-host, with Jeff Lowenfels, of the "Teaming with Microbes" podcast. He's an Anchorage small business owner, gardener and former journalist.