We believe deeply in the rightness of what we are doing: Helping people grow healthy fruit everywhere. Yet we know from experience that this is not an easy thing to do. The competitors for quality nutrition are legion . . . and I don't mean just the industrial food system. I mean the birds, bugs, and beasties that eagerly devour anything we grow before it's ready for human consumption. Then there's the competition from so-called perfect fruit – those faultless-looking (but taste-impaired) apples, pears, and stone fruit available in every store.
At the same time, we see around us a glorious reawakening of interest in local food – we see it at farmers' markets and farm stands. We even see it to an extent in the organic section of the urban megamart. We applaud the renaissance of ciders that follow the emergence of craft beers in the last two decades. None of this would be happening without a ready market.
This website represents the work of a network of orchardists who are growing fruit in healthy ways in practically every climate and continent. We want to share our knowledge and help other community orchardists as well as backyard fruit growers produce the tastiest, most nutritious, most organic fruit possible . . . and we in the Holistic Orchard Network have the savvy to do so.
Help us spread the gospel of holistic orcharding by linking to our website. Please copy 'onward' any network logo seen here. Be sure to direct the image coding to GrowOrganicApples when our logo gets clicked on your website. Logo choices presented here include our noble apple tree along with jazzier renditions to suit all sorts of promotional placements.
Telling your customers in turn about our work helps build the community orchard movement.
- Michael Phillips
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