Growing fruit trees in a home orchard requires some study as well as some prep.
Growing organic apples isn’t impossible! Follow these tips and methods for avoiding pest damage and growing apples organically.
Explanation of how an Over Running Coupler (ORC) works and why you should have one with a direct drive PTO.
Painting tree trunks white can help you reduce the effect of erratic temperatures on the trees’ bark.
A permaculture-based, 2,000-acre farm in Northern California integrates grassfed livestock with orchard farming.
Focus on Food records an episode from Chaffin Orchards and discusses sustainable farming and the ethics of eating meat.
I feed my vegetable and fruit plants organically, taking into account our ocean-dwelling ancestors.
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.
The beginnings of the orchard project, and an early spring surprise.
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
Daby Napthine shares her grandfather's 5 tips to growing healthy apple trees.
The new apple orchard we're planning for our homestead won't be the classical lawn-layout most people are accustomed to. Our edible landscape will mimic a natural landscape with the goal to reduce interference such as spraying while providing organic fruit, berries and herbs for many months of many years.
Avoid frost damage to your fruit crops by following these tips for planting fruit trees and protecting them from frost.
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.
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.
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.