Start an Organic Fruit Orchard for Food Independence

Learn how to start an organic fruit orchard including tips on pruning and planting raspberries, blackcurrants, stone fruits and more.

It's important to prune fruit trees for maximum production.  
Illustration By MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff
Gooseberries like plenty of potash and should be pruned similiar to an apple tree.  
Illustration By MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff
While pruning, it is important to distinguish between leaders and laterals.  
Illustration By MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here