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Network Sponsorship

Growers who value the wisdom and community presented by this website demonstrate their support by sponsoring the Network and its activities. 

Health-minded orchardists are rewarded in turn for making this commitment. The saying goes the more, the merrier. Each of us gets to ponder broader perspective when insights are shared in our discussion forum and through investigative research. Orchard listings – seen by many! – expand our market reach. More tree friends are a boon in this life. Having a support network helps to keep challenges manageable.

Basic membership is $100. renewable annually.

Sponsors selling fruit are encouraged to take avail of a Community Orchards listing . . . this is how fruit lovers are going to find you. Home orchard members get to participate in our online community for grower interaction. Sponsors crafting fine cider can be found in our Farm Cideries listings. Arborists and landscape companies tending to home fruit plantings can be found in our Tree Stewards listings. Sponsors growing fruit trees for sale can be found in our Bioregional Nursery listings. Those sponsors providing professional orchard advice as Consultants bring holistic perspective to the fore.


Support your Local Cidermaker

Are you ready to do the deed?

We achieve so much more working together. How delightful to have you join these efforts to grow healthy fruit!

 

Click that button and agree to a minimum twenty units of 'holistic intention' and you are a full-fledged member of the Holistic Orchard Network. Or, if you prefer, we invite you to send a check made out to:

Holistic Orchard Network
c/o Mike Biltonen
6031 Brook Road
Trumansburg, NY 14886

Network support can be deducted as a legitimate business expense – commercial growers categorize such as advertising or membership in a professional organization.

Membership

The Holistic Orchard Network is undergoing a transition. With Michael Phillips no longer underwriting the Network's operation, a new methodology must be found to preserve the riches found on this website, and in the association of the many, many brilliant orchardists involved in keeping the Network alive. 

Here's the basic structure we're proposing; for a discussion of the finer points, please visit the membership page.

 

website access
Community Orchardist
always free
Subscriber -- periodic newsletter $10/year
Trial Membership (1 year) $40
Member / Forum participant $100/year*
Professional Member $250/year*
Business Member $500/year*
* see the Membership page for explanations.

 

Truth in advertising

We ask that all members with an orchard listing of one sort or another agree in principle to certain Grower Core Values. We expect you to share openly with interested customers all management choices deemed necessary on a particular orchard site. Many of our growers do not use synthetic chemicals at all and are quite happy to talk about organic alternatives to allopathic recourse.

 

Setting up a listing 

We need your contact information to create a listing in whatever category. Farm websites are highly recommended to inform people seeking wholesome fruit what you offer and pertinent marketing information.

We do post logo graphics so please send us that personalized artwork (as a digital file with sufficient pixels) that expresses your unique orcharding spirit. The better logo will be more square than elongated for optimum display.

  logo: Frog Pond Farm Providing a
logo graphic
gives oomph
to your
grower
listing!

 

 

Growing healthy fruit on this good earth is the real blessing.

 

Grower profiles

Getting to know one another is part of the fun of joining this network. Those members participating in our discussion forum can post a grower profile to share about their management approach and site particulars. Setting up a profile starts with requesting an invitation to do so from headquarters. Check out our current roster of inspiring tree people, all of whom are advancing the learning curve to grow fruit in healthy ways.

What's Next:
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