Michael Phillips is a farmer, writer, carpenter, orchard consultant, and speaker who lives with his wife, Nancy, and daughter, Grace, on Heartsong Farm in northern new Hampshire, where they grow apples and a variety of medicinal herbs. Michael authored The Apple Grower (Chelsea Green 2005) and teamed up with Nancy to write The Herbalist's Way (Chelsea Green 2005). His Lost Nation Orchard is part of a diversified mountain farm in northern New Hampshire, and he also leads the community orchard movement at www.GrowOrganicApples.com
On June 12-14, Nancy and Michael will teach with herbalists from around the globe at the International Herb Symposium at Wheaton College. Nancy will lead two workshops on kitchen cabinet pharmacy and herbs for childrens health, as well as an intensive on herbal preparations 101, while Michael will lead two workshops on health plant metabolism, and garlic connections. Early bird registration cost is $275, and regular registration is $350.
In this video, orchardist and award-winning author Michael Phillips leads viewers through the seasons in his own orchard, demonstrating basic horticultural skills like grafting and pruning, but also revealing groundbreaking and field-tested strategies for growing apples and other tree fruits not just organically, but holistically.
Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack confidence -- fearing that they'll mangle their trees and waste their time and money. But growing fruit is something virtually anyone with space and desire can do, and The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know, from grafting to seed saving to backyard breeding.
The Art and Practice of Healing with Plant Medicines
The Herbalist's Way offers all that aspiring and experienced herbalists need to inform and inspire their practice. This updated version of The Village Herbalist provides a complete introduction to the herbalist's place in family and community life.