Teaming with Jeff Lowenfels
Lord of the Roots | Best selling Author | Attorney
Jeff Lowenfels is one of the most humorous and entertaining lecturers on the organic gardening circuit. He 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, was published in January 2016 and instantly became a best seller. All three of Lowenfels books have become bibles for organic growers everywhere. This includes cannabis growers who recognize Lowenfels system as the best way to grow without chemicals which means they can pass state testing requirements. His talks at cannabis events are not to be missed. Jeff’s 4th book is called DIY Autoflowering Cannabis, A New Way to Grow will be published by New Society Publishers and is available October 22. Lowenfels also pens the longest running garden column in North America, having never missed a week in over 40 years. The combination of garden writing and law earned him the moniker of America’s Dirtiest Lawyer. The trilogy makes his Lord of The Roots. Jeff is also a highly respected and popular, national, garden writer. He is the former President of the Garden Writers of America, a GWA Fellow 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. His talks have converted tens of thousands of gardeners at venues throughout North and South America. 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 11 languages. Jeff grew up as an indentured servant on his father’s hobby farm in Scarsdale, New York. There he was forced to plant, weed, mow and pick fruits, flowers and vegetables on an 8 acre gentlemen’s farm replete with acres-wide vegetable gardens, a Versailles-style formal flower garden, a 100 tree fruit orchard and countless landscape shrubs, lawns and decorative beds. He escaped to Harvard College where he majored in Geology and the Harvard. One day back in the early 70’s while attending law school, he was held up and shot. As a result, he ran as far away as he could without a passport and ended up in Anchorage, Alaska. There, he has been able to translate his work-filled childhood into a meaningful and enjoyable hobby and avocation. Jeff hosted Alaska public television’s most popular show, Alaska Gardens with Jeff Lowenfels. The show was so popular, it ran four times a week and aired even in Barrow, way above the Arctic Circle. He also hosted a popular, weekly, garden radio show until his travel schedule lecturing around the world caught up with him. Most important, Jeff is the founder of a now national program that started as Plant a Row for Bean the soup kitchen in Anchorage, and is now 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.