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2/21/2012
Growing fruit trees in a home orchard requires some study as well as some prep.
5/13/2013
Growing organic apples isn’t impossible! Follow these tips and methods for avoiding pest damage and growing apples organically.
10/30/2012
Painting tree trunks white can help you reduce the effect of erratic temperatures on the trees’ bark.
5/13/2013
A permaculture-based, 2,000-acre farm in Northern California integrates grassfed livestock with orchard farming.
4/23/2013
I feed my vegetable and fruit plants organically, taking into account our ocean-dwelling ancestors.
2/10/2012
This fall, while the chickens were still living with the goats, we had decided to fence off the leg and seed it with pasture seed. I wasn't sure if we should seed it for the chickens or for the goats. After doing some research we ended up going with
6/3/2013
Focus on Food records an episode from Chaffin Orchards and discusses sustainable farming and the ethics of eating meat.
6/2/2011
The beginnings of the orchard project, and an early spring surprise.
2/10/2014
Espalier allows a gardener to grow a dwarf fruit tree along a wall or fence, binding it for support, and sculpting the branches to follow certain lines, as Japanese artists do with bonsai trees.
9/6/2012
Daby Napthine shares her grandfather's 5 tips to growing healthy apple trees.
8/28/2008
Brown rot is a serious disease of peaches, plums, and other stone fruits. For organic gardeners, spraying at-risk fruits with a milk solution can give good control.
1/17/2013
Avoid frost damage to your fruit crops by following these tips for planting fruit trees and protecting them from frost.
9/18/2012
Saving butternut squash seeds while using a sledge hammer and putting up a roof and planning a seed swap. Also planning a high density apple orchard with a new variety called Zestar.
1/22/2013
Urban food forests and public gardens provide communities with an edible landscape for everyone to share. These public fruit forests are the new trend in urban agriculture and play an important role as sustainable local food systems in their communities.  




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