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I am planning to run a series of nutrient tests this year where we making a number of plant teas (fresh and fermented) from a variety of medicinal herbs for use on plants. I am seeking a reliable lab ...
    - Mike Biltonen        posted: 11May
Good day Here we go again looking for some information to curtail the borer activity in our orchard. We have 450 cider apple trees on B118. We have grafted and planted out most of these ourselv...
    - Joanne Corkum        posted: 5May
This is some kind of collar rot that I found on a young apple tree yesterday. All the top of the tree looks healthy and the tree has been very vigorous last summer. However, at ground level, the ba...
    - Claude Jolicoeur        posted: 2May

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In Pursuit of Righteous Living

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Vista Ridge Orchard
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Vista Ridge Orchard

Quilcene, Washington

Karen Brindle writes: “Our philosophy is to promote the health and happiness of each tree in an all embracing way. We strive (and sweat!) to support the fruit trees so that they can grow the most nutrient rich fruit possible without any chemicals.”

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