Garden Bloggers' Book Club January Newsletter

Next “Meeting” – January 30th (or so):

How quickly time seems to fly! Already, we are on our third book for the Garden Bloggers’ Book Club, Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis. I’ve finished part 1 about the soil food web and am now reading part 2 about applying all this information to improve the soil in my own garden. I’m planning to make a list as I read of ideas to try.

I’ll be looking for all your posts about the book by January 29th or so and will publish the official book club meeting post by the end of the month.

And for those who didn’t get the book, you can still participate in the book club by reading something about soil or compost and posting about that. And if you don’t know what to read, how about this excerpt about compost from The Allotment Keeper's Handbook by Jane Perrone?

Just remember to leave me a comment with a link back to your blog when you have posted, so I can find you to include you when I post with all the links.

February Selection:

We go in a completely different direction for the February book selection with Two Gardeners: Katharine S. White & Elizabeth Lawrence--A Friendship in Letters edited by Emily Herring Wilson. This is a collection of letters exchanged between these two writers who you may recognize as the authors of many garden related books. Imagine, they wrote letters back and forth to each other for nearly 10 years before they met in person!

March Selection:

Drumroll please… the March Selection is… not decided yet. Stay tuned, I’m narrowing down the options and plan to decide in the next week or so. In the meantime, please feel free to comment if you have a suggestion about what the March book should be.

January’s motto: Once you learn about soil, it will never be dirt again.


  1. Legends in the Garden by Allan Armitage??

    Gardens of Plenty: The Art of the Potager Garden
    by Marylyn Abbott

    The Winter Garden: Create a Garden That Shines Through the Forgotten Season
    by Val Bourne
    Of course, we won't get much reading done until after the Super Bowl where the Bears beat the Colts!!

  2. Thanks for the reminder, I've ordered Feb from the library along with some others I wanted.

  3. Happy Birthday Carol

  4. Birthday? Not until Sunday. Maybe someone will get me a book about gardening?

  5. In honor of the bookclub I've started a podcast series on composting. I'll have my book review posted today as well.

  6. Instead of reviewing the selection I decided to write about my own favorite book on the same subject.

  7. My entry is here. For a while there, I thought I wasn't going to make it. I suffered that calamity which all bloggers dread: no internet service. Fortunately the problem was fixed in time to get my review up.


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