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Friday, September 21
 

10:00am

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.

Speakers
MP

Michael Phillips

Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts
 
Saturday, September 22
 

11:00am

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.

Speakers
MP

Michael Phillips

Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs


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

1:00pm

Poly-Culture Orcharding in the 21st Century
How to create and maintain a poly-culture orchard where fruit trees and a wide assortment of companion plants, small fruits and even vegetables interact and work together to create a healthy environment for growing food.

Speakers
JB

John Bunker Jr

FEDCO Trees


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts