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Mycorrhizal Planet: How Symbiotic Fungi Work with Roots to Support Plant Health and Build Soil Fertility

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Regenerative practices for the farm, garden, orchard, forest, and landscape

Mycorrhizal fungi have been waiting a long time for people to recognize just how important they are to the making of dynamic soils. These microscopic organisms partner with the root systems of approximately 95 percent of the plants on Earth, and they sequester carbon in much more meaningful ways tha
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 28th 2017 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company (first published 2017)
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Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
As with almost everything by Michael Phillips, it's a a great and practical read. Despite some very technical details, Michael's sense of humor keeps the writing buoyant and he positively glows with devotion for all things fungal. A great companion to The Holistic Orchard and the Herbalist's Way. ...more
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When was the last time you had a hard time putting a good gardening book down? A book that helps you see your soil and your plantings with a whole new set of eyes? A book that you can say actually completes a part of your need for a deeper understanding of the natural world? Every now and then a book on holistic gardening or farming comes a long that delightfully immerses the reader into an enthusiastic enlightenment of a deeper awareness and understanding of the inner workings of the natural wo ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful book. It seemed like it would be a textbook, and it is information rich enough to be considered one. But the author slips in humor and some philosophy - just enough to make it warmly pleasant to have 'FUNgi Science class.'

Cheers to this author and to the fungi we have not appreciated for so long!
Beth Whitney
May 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I loved this book. Full of I formation about soil, trees, fungi and all other good things, Phillips writes with a lively, personal take on his life as an apple farmer and the amazing things he has learned along the way. I love autodidacts.
William Chad
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The world revolves around the soil. From soil comes humanity and from soil humanity is sustained....
Adam Shand
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: permaculture
This is an amazing book, full of hard won experience and well explained knowledge. I had intended to read it cover-to-cover but it's turned out to be more of a reference book. ...more
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“We are not at the end of a rope, as it’s so easy to think. Humanity can yet choose to turn direction. The moment has come to leap into action with glad hearts. The seeds are germinating. The fungi are willing. And we must be, too.” 1 likes
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