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Welcome to the online community of the Holistic Orchard Network. Join with other growers to explore what it takes to grow healthy fruit, find organic inspiration, and make new tree-minded friends. The cutting edge discussion in our forum is geared towards folks growing fruit as part of their living, and certainly open to all to read and learn. Wassail!

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Just Talk56315Aug
Sensible Equipment26915Aug
Spray Nuance35012Aug
Starting an Orchard12011Aug
Cider Maker's Handbook3611Aug
Fungal Pathogens26928Jul
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Healthy Harvest4725Jul
Bug by Bug37729Jun
Tree Fruit Nutrition15823Jun
Making It Better10122Jun
Cider Apples14011Jun
Organic Thinning768Jun
Bacterial Opportunists11023May
Grower Research9612May

Upcoming Events

Nothing happening right now. But when there is something coming up, this is where you'll find it listed.

Our Portal Page

You have found the index to our online orchard community, and therefore the perfect place to begin exploring. Position your cursor over any of the forum links, give a click, and a new window opens. Have fun learning more about growing healthy fruit!

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Hot Topics

Anybody got a recommendation for a bottle labeler ? Primary use would be cider bottles (750ml + 375ml) but would be cool if it could label most any cylindrical container.... Thanks !
    - Josh Klatt        posted: 15Aug
Five years after I grafted out first tree, we’re finally looking at our first bumper crop, 11 apples! So naturally, the next thing I think about is how we are going to store this bounty until spring. ...
    - Prairie Sundance        posted: 13Aug
Lurking in our beloved HON site is an infrequently used, but very important section. Upcoming Events. Many of you out there presumably have an apple orchard. Perhaps you even sell things or hold event...
    - Todd Parlo        posted: 11Aug

Our Portal Page

is the table of contents for our online orchard community, and therefore the perfect place to begin exploring. Position your cursor over any of the links, give a click, and a new window opens. We invite you to poke around, have fun, and to read more about our basic site protocols.

Thinking Outside the Box

This overview of holistic orchard management sets the stage for growing healthy. Subtle answers to pest and disease challenges fall into place only once soil and tree health are achieved. 

Lost Nation Orchard
a snapshot from one of our Grower Profiles

Lost Nation Orchard

Groveton, New Hampshire

Michael Phillips writes: “Our mountainside orchard in Lost Nation consists of 300 or so trees, spread across three blocks in an extremely diverse landscape. Most of the fruits are apple (of course!) with a smattering of euro pears, hybrid plums, pie cherries, and northern-hardy peaches for the family.”

The Network becomes all the more engaging as orchardists get to know each other better. Posting a grower profile allows other growers to learn about your farm, your trees, your philosophy. >

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