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Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 4:45pm

In-person class at BBG

Learn from expert instructor Michael Phillips how to manage your own orchard. Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down to getting the basics right. Fungal and bacterial disease can be successfully managed with deep nutrition and competitive colonization. Major insect challenges can be resolved safely when you perceive who, what and when. This overview of complementary sprays backed by biodiversity and soil health will set the stage for successfully growing tree fruit in New England.

Michael Phillips is renowned for helping people grow healthy fruit using herbal protocols. The community orchard movement that he helped found at provides a full immersion into the holistic approach to orcharding. His Lost Nation Orchard is part of a medicinal herb farm in northern New Hampshire. Michael is the author of The Apple Grower and The Holistic Orchard, which received Garden Book of the Year honors from the American Horticultural Society. His work has been compared with Sir Albert Howard and J.I. Rodale’s classic books on organic gardening. He teamed up with his wife Nancy to write The Herbalist’s Way, exploring the many paths whereby herbalists find their green niche. Michael’s latest book is Mycorrhizal Planet: How Fungi and Plants Work Together to Create Dynamic Soils.

Advance registration is required.

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