The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way

The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way Author Michael Phillips
ISBN-10 1933392134
ISBN-13 9781933392134
Year 2012-01-10
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly fostering nature Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of mouth watering fruit The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner workings of the orchard ecosystem as well as orchard design soil biology and organic health management Detailed insights on grafting planting pruning and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included along with a step by step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year The extensive profiles of pome fruits apples pears asian pears quinces stone fruits cherries peaches nectarines apricots plums and berries raspberries blackberries blueberries gooseberries currants and elderberries will quickly have you savoring the prospects Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book The Apple Grower and now he takes that dialogue even further drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture the importance of native pollinators the world of understory plantings with shade tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity and the newest research on safe homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges All along the way Phillips expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective This book will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree

The Apple Grower

The Apple Grower Author Michael Phillips
ISBN-10 9781931498913
Release 2005
Pages 343