The Holistic Orchard
A holistic grower knows that producing healthy fruit is not about manipulating nature, but about supporting a balanced orchard ecosystem. The Holistic Orchard provides all the basic information needed to create and maintain a living orchard with insights into design, choosing varieties, and a step-by-step instructional calendar for the entire orchard year.
Phillips explores the connections between home orcharding and permaculture, the importance of native pollinators, using understory, shade-tolerant berry bushes, and provides safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges for numerous pome fruits, stone fruits and berries. A book to inspire beginners as well provide the deeper answers looking for field-tested organic approaches.
Copyright 2011, softcover, 432 pages.
Have read the book twice and still find things to learn.
My Farmer, My Customer
New! Learn from Marty Travis's experiences converting the Spence Farm into one of the most successful farming co-ops in the United States today.