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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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I am looking for suggestions on how to spread fertilizer and other soil amendments. My trees are mostly in the 5-10 year old range. All were planted in polypropylene plastic to keep grass down. I put ...
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As everyone is already - and sometimes painfully - aware, the broader northeast got hit hard by a deep freeze on morning of May 19. Temperatures were pretty steadily in the mid to upper 20s throughout...
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Here's a spray nuance that is often not discussed, but seems important in terms of understanding efficacy and fidelity to a spray plan. If I understand surfactants correctly, and in only the most lim...
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In Memoriam

A thoughtful example of how our thinking will continue to progress even though we have lost our organic apple guru Michael: A Postcard from the Berkshire Roundtable 2022

& going forward

The new moderator of the Forum has posted a brief summary of his new responsibilities and approach here.

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.”

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