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GrowOrganicApples.com is a Holistic Orchard Network: Together we can Grow Organic Apples as part of the local foods movement.
Tree fruit growers have a number of ways to connect with one another about holistic approaches to orcharding.
Our Portal Page is the table of contents for our online orchard community, and therefore the perfect place to begin exploring. We invite you to poke around, have fun, and to read more about our basic site protocols.
Our plan here is to make the most current, interesting, and useful information about our topic – growing healthy fruit – easily available in one place, so we can minimize the distraction while maximizing the utility.
Join with other fruit growers to explore what it takes to grow healthy fruit, find organic inspiration, and make new tree-minded friends.
Our Fruit Wiki will detail grower opinions about varieties in different regions, rootstock impressions, and production methods for all sorts of fruit.
Full-fledged members of the Holistic Orchard Network get invited to share greater detail about their orchards.
Fruit growers and orchard researchers are invited to announce healthy orchard happenings here.
Michael Phillips, author of The Holistic Orchard, The Apple Grower and The Herbalist's Way writes occasionally about growing healthy fruit, living on the land and more.
The Community Orcharding movement brings together health-minded fruit growers with organic fruit lovers in all the places we choose to live.
Anyone looking for a local connection to healthy fruit will find a nearby Community Orchard in our regional orchard listings.
Stay tuned as we prepare this page of listings for holistically-inclined cidermakers.
Stay tuned as we prepare this page of listings for arborist members tending to home fruit plantings by holistic means.
Recommended information for tree fruit growers can be purchased directly from the Holistic Orchard Network's bookshelf.
The Holistic Orchard: Growing Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Holistic Orchard Network
Growing tree fruits and berries is something anyone with passionate desire can do -- given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees.
Every farm and homestead can enjoy the timeless pleasure of a fruit orchard. Michael Phillips shows how in this "dvd walk" through the orchard year.
A biologic approach to orcharding relies first and foremost on supporting system health. Updated articles by Michael Phillips provide cutting edge insight into how to grow organic tree fruit.
You want any bud to see more than 30 percent of the day's sunshine, because that's the minimal amount of light that will allow it to develop fruit.
The ability to get the juices flowing in soil communities just when we most need bioactivity for decomposition and nutrient uptake comes to us in the form of "pulsing agents" applied to ground and trunk alike.
Together, we are discovering how to grow healthy fruit without chemical inputs and overdone mineral fungicides.
The growth cycle of feeder roots reveals the best timing for a number of orchard tasks.
Using ramial wood chips as the main course for feeding mycorrhizal and saprophytic fungi in an orchard food web that in turn supports our trees.
Embracing radiant system health in the orchard does suggest certain Holistic Core Values we should strive to achieve in the growing of good fruit.
Curculio Riffs: one of a series of articles by Michael Phillips on Organic Orcharding
Seasonal Checklist for the Holistic Orchard: one of a series of articles by Michael Phillips on Organic Orcharding
Holistic Disease Management: one of a series of articles by Michael Phillips on Organic Orcharding
Pure Neem Oil: one of a series of articles by Michael Phillips on Organic Orcharding
The Kaolin Clay Strategy for Orchards: one of a series of articles by Michael Phillips on Organic Orcharding
The Lepidoptera Complex: one of a series of articles by Michael Phillips on Organic Orcharding
Borer Insights: one of a series of articles by Michael Phillips on Organic Orcharding
Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote a column (under her husband's name) about her own apple orchard with some advice for organic orchardists that still holds true today.
Holistic orcharding is all about finding healthier answers that honor all species. We can only learn from each other if we respect each other.
Network funding from growers covers the direct costs of maintaining the Grow Organic Apples website. Apple lovers contributing to the cause enable the vital research needed for community-based orcharding to succeed.
Full-fledged memberships in the Holistic Orchard Network are what make certain the Community Orchard Movement.
Please support the good work of the Holistic Orchard Network by making a contribution. We need your financial support to continue to grow!
The Boring Bit: A Look at the Cash Flow of this Grower Networking Effort.
The focus of the Community Orchardist newsletter is always on ecosystem health -- whether we're talking about a community orchard on a small commercial scale or backyard trees that thrill the grandkids.
Stay informed about issues important to orchardists and backyard fruit growers by signing up to receive this newsletter.
Our Happenings page shares ways apple lovers can help build momentum for the cause, general interest stories about the world of apples, and pertinent quotes from you about our efforts to ensure local fruit.
All apple growers are invited to join in this community effort by sharing innovative research and bouncing around unconventional ideas. Comparison trials amongst growers on soil-focused orchard sites will prove very insightful to us all.
Soil Health: one of a series of research pages from the Holistic Orchard Network
Resisting Disease: one of a series of research pages from the Holistic Orchard Network
Insect Dynamics: one of a series of research pages from the Holistic Orchard Network
Balanced Orchard Nutrition: one of a series of research pages from the Holistic Orchard Network
Biodynamic Fruit: growing organic apples and other fruits with the Holistic Orchard Network
Varietal Notes: growing organic apples and other fruits with the Holistic Orchard Network
Rootstock Realities: one of a series of research pages from the Holistic Orchard Network
Thinking Links for Holistic Orchard Research: one of a series of research pages from the Holistic Orchard Network
Organic Orchardists will want to check out these internet directories, orchard resources, cider connections and regional growing guides.
Regional advisors can help accelerate any community orchardist's learning curve. We certainly have one good suggestion to start off with now... Apple Grower Michael Phillips.
Holistic Orchard Network: contact founder Michael Phillips with your questions, comments, or even complaints.
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