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Sensible Equipment19915Jan
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Understory Management13315Jan
Spray Nuance26815Jan
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Making It Better1005Jan
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Biological Orcharding
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June 12 - 13, 2021
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Holistic Orchard Intensive
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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

Hello, We are finding that our customers can't get enough Asian Pears. We currently have Chojuro and Nijisseiki. We would like to expand into other varieties but have a hard time finding scion wood...
    - Molly DellaRoman        posted: 15Jan
That is indeed the question. Use of sulfites is generally considered standard practice among cider makers. These are commonly used in wine as well to help minimize oxidation, maintain freshness, and p...
    - Michael Phillips        posted: 13Jan
"jugs of Spinosad" That is an interesting finger to point. Yes, at certain levels Spinosad can effect even a bee. Hopefully those of us here that use it are neither reaching that titration, nor a...
    - Chris Vlitas        posted: 12Jan

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In Pursuit of Righteous Living

Get your community orchard, cidery, bioregional nursery, or tree stewardship business on our logo-rich grower listings. Promoting good livelihood is a core mission of the Holistic Orchard Network.

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.”

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