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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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Arboreal Microbes10729Mar
Starting an Orchard9628Mar
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Bug by Bug32317Mar
Tree Fruit Nutrition11412Mar
Breeding Flavorful Fruit47Mar

Upcoming Events

April 25 - May 9, 2021
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Organic Orcharding 101
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June 12 - 13, 2021
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Holistic Orchard Intensive
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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!


North Country Organics
Our Grower Resources page directs growers to all sorts of suppliers, from trees to fungal support to soil testing. Take note of the ‘orange pippin’ by certain listings, as these are our business sponsors. Purchasing off-farm inputs takes money so it means a lot to hook up with companies you can trust for straightforward information and quality products.

Hot Topics

So what is everyone using to get neem out of a barrel? Local feed store has a hand lever pump. Amazon has more options, including rotary. U-line has a variety of pumps, and faucets. Now that seems int...
    - James Smith        posted: 11Apr
Most of us probably reckon bloom time from year to year as the means of saying its an [i]early spring[/i] or a [i]late spring[/i]. Or even that mythical notion of an average spring! The pace of bud d...
    - Michael Phillips        posted: 1Apr
One of the conventional strategies for managing overwintering scab spores is to spray urea to speed up the breakdown of the leaves. I was wondering if anyone uses the natural source of urea - urine - ...
    - Colin Lundy        posted: 31Mar

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.

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


Pommes de Terre
a snapshot from one of our Grower Profiles

Pommes de Terre

Dixon, Montana

Steve Dagger writes: “My growing philosophy is based on an awareness that all agricultural endeavors require reconciling two contrary realities. On the one hand natural cycles and variation in temperature and moisture control what soil and vegetation types will evolve and persist on my particular place on earth. On the other hand nearly all the plants I choose to grow are domesticated and require outside inputs and interventions to enable them to thrive.”

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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