‘Teaming With Microbes’ podcast: A recipe book for feeding the microbes in your soil

A new weekly podcast about organic gardening with longtime Alaska garden and growing columnist Jeff Lowenfels. This week’s discussion centers around microbe food.

Welcome to a 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.

This episode: Using the soil food web involves feeding the microbes. This week’s discussion centers around microbe food. What should you use? Along the way, learn about the newly discovered role of bacterial rhizophagy, in which bacteria feed plants internally and what to use to start your season off right.

Jeff Lowenfels, Jonathan White, Teaming With Microbes, podcast

[Read Jeff’s latest column: Kelp is key for giving your organic garden a microbial boost]

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

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

Feedback: teamingwithmicrobes@me.com

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

Read his books: “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 others.

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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.