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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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Tree Fruit Nutrition11128Jan
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June 12 - 13, 2021
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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!

ST. Lawrence Nurseries
'Tis the season to be thinking about ordering trees and rootstock. Network members offering select varieties can be found in our listing of Bioregional Nurseries. Premium business sponsors include St. Lawrence Nurseries, Trees of Antiquity, and Fedco Trees. Planting trees shows we have hope for better days ahead!

Hot Topics

In recent years we have applied foliar silicon in the form of Sil-Matrix throughout the fruit sizing window. I've become increasingly interested in expanding our applications, starting soon after gre...
    - Brittany Kordick        posted: 28Jan
Hi Everyone, I am in the process of starting a 1 acre orchard (apples, pears and plums) and just cleared the land which was heavy manzanita and scattered conifer trees. We had to remove most of the...
    - Nathan Parker        posted: 26Jan
We are having issues with June bugs in our orchard. I thought of getting a bug zapper to help control them, but also thought perhaps it would do more harm to beneficial bugs than it would the June bu...
    - Brandt Schisler        posted: 26Jan

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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.

Engaging in this Network

Occasional impetus ensures your good standing as a network member. We'd love to list your orchard so new customers find you. And invite you to post a grower profile to share your story. And save money by taking advantage of select sponsor discounts

Claude Jolicoeur
a snapshot from one of our Grower Profiles

Claude Jolicoeur's Orchard

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec

Claude Jolicoeur writes: “I like to call my growing philosophy: Minimum Intervention approach... This is in part due to the fact that I am only part time at the orchard. One important issue is that most of my apples are used for cider, hence their appearance is not relevant and their quality is only about the inside.”

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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