Hardcover, 220 pages.
Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teaming with life--not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of life. But there is an alternative to this viscous cycle...