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Saturday, September 22 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Holistic Orchard: Growing Healthy Fruit
Our primary role as orchardists is to build system health. Embracing forest edge ecology is critical when it comes to getting a leg up on fruit tree diseases and addressing pest challenges. Equally telling is the nutrient density—and flavor!—of the apples we then harvest for our families and communities. Come learn about fungal allies, root relationships, and the biodiversity that makes good fruit possible. Holistic orcharding involves a wide breadth of knowledge and timeliness, yet one fact stands clear—we can have beautiful apples, peaches and the like, all grown without chemical intervention. This whirlwind tour touches on a broad range of alternative approaches to meet the challenges at any site.


Michael Phillips

Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs

Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts