About the Book
In this helpful handbook, Phillips explains the ins and outs of planting and maintaining a home orchard to fruition. It contains step-by-step guides to developing and managing an orchard ecosystem, including how-tos on design, soil type, pruning, and more. Not only does it provide the general basics, but it gives insights on a large selection of fruits and berries that can be cultivated organically in a range of climates.
About the Author
Michael Phillips, widely known as an organic apple grower, advocates for the "community orchard movement" and holistic growing. He has received the Slow Food USA Betsy Lydon Ark Award for his effort in promoting the sustainable cultivation of fruit. He has also penned The Apple Grower, in addition to co-authoring The Herbalist's Way: The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines with his wife, Nancy, and renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.