Mycorrhizal Planet - A must have book for gardeners & farmers alike

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold CA 01842775

Looking for the perfect book as a gift for the organic gardener or farmer in your life??


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 world. . . This is one of those books!!


With his latest book, Mycorrhizal Planet, author Michael Phillips takes each of us on the most important soil adventure of our lives. A journey which takes us front, center, and through top soils teeming with life and for which specialized fungi and their intimate relationships with plants help to sustain the very foundation of life as we know it.


In addition to my Real Estate work, I grow organic fruits and vegetables for my family and for my local community and I am consistently keeping an ear out for opportunities to learn methods and techniques to be a better steward of my land. This book on practical fungal teachings will be considered "the one" to get you to the next level in your deeper thinking, feeling and tuning to your soil's very own fungal centered diversity and just how important that diversity is to the plants you are growing.


There are a number of books which have recently come to the shelves on the topic of mycorrhizal fungi, and I have read many of them, sadly most simply read like fact filled heartless textbooks. Michael Phillips' book is different. It is the only one that leaves me feeling like I want to read it again and again. Michael writes in a genuine and personable style of an inquisitive and fascinated friend that is in a passionate grower's quest right along with you. He is not talking at you or above you, but rather from a place just a bit further down the holistic path so many of us are traveling. Page after page, you can feel that Mr Phillips wants us to succeed in our growing endeavors and through his travels he has found a way to share a critical (and sometimes confusing) piece of the holistic growing puzzle with all who are ready to take their gardening and farming to the highest levels


Mycorrhizal fungi awareness, stewarding and fostering is as close to the holy grail of gardening we can ever hope for and this book will give you everything you need to become a champion in this regard. The secret to success in organic farming is directly related to the health of your soil. Take this book's teachings and become the envy of every gardener and farmer you know? Give yourself the gift of this book and the knowledge generously shared within. It will be the best $40 you have spent on yourself in years and perhaps ever.


Comments (7)

Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

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Nov 21, 2017 09:26 PM
Paul Weir
RE/MAX Gold - Grass Valley, CA

Hi Lauren, 

Cool website! Thank you for sharing that

Nov 22, 2017 08:56 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

My knowledge of gardening is starting at zero.  I do aspire to having a veggie producing garden in my back yard.  This would certainly help me understand how to do that with no negative impact to my environment.

Apr 16, 2018 10:02 AM
Paul Weir
RE/MAX Gold - Grass Valley, CA

Hi Chris Ann, 

This book is an eye opener, but be prepared for topics that go well beyond step 1 as it goes deep into the important relationships of soil biology and the importance of the fungal connections therein. High fives for setting a goal for a productive garden in your backyard this year. I find nothing grounds me more than growing plants and spending time with them. I looked up Bristow, VA in the USDA Zone map and you are in "Zone 7a". I am in Zone 8b, but you and I share an average last frost date of April 30th. We are on the cusp of the season taking off in both of our locations. Good luck with yours!

Apr 18, 2018 09:00 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'll order it to add to my collection.  But I learned most of my organic gardening knowledge from my grandparents and of course my parents.  But my family is very anti chemical. 

Aug 13, 2018 08:04 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I have no gardening skill whatsoever, except perennial flowers. This is very interesting!

Sep 19, 2018 05:09 PM
Paul Weir
RE/MAX Gold - Grass Valley, CA

Hi Sharon, 

Perennial flowers growing counts as gardening skill in my book. You'll be happy to know that this book was written by Michael Phillips of Groveton, NH. He has several other books that will be a little less technical than this one -- Check out "The Holistic Orchard" as it may well inspire you to make a go at growing fruit . . . just another form of Perennial Flowering Plant :-) Cheers and good luck Sharon! 

Sep 24, 2018 08:37 AM