Published Feb 8, 2019

Michael Phillips – Soil Redemption Song

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


In this keynote, Michael Phillips takes you on a deep dive into the microscopic communities beneath our feet and our crops. He talks about the fungal network as a pathway to bringing resilience to ecosystems. Michael Phillips’ latest book, “Mycorrhizal Planet: How Fungi and Plants Work Together to Create Dynamic Soils,” explores the science of symbiotic fungi and sets the stage for practical applications across the landscape.

Michael Phillips and his wife, Nancy, own and operate Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs and Lost Nation Orchard in New Hampshire. Michael is renowned for helping people grow healthy fruit using herbal protocols. The “community orchard movement” he helped found at provides a full immersion into the holistic approach to orcharding. Michael is the author of “The Apple Grower and The Holistic Orchard,” which recently received Garden Book of the Year honors from the American Horticultural Society. Michael and Nancy co-wrote “The Herbalist’s Way” to explore the many paths whereby herbalists find their niche.