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ISBN: 9781603585125
Book Format: Paperback, DVD
Book Art: Full-Color Throughout
Dimensions: 8 x 10, 180 minutes
Number of Pages: 320
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green
Release Date: February 1, 2013
Web Product ID: 748

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The Apple Grower and Holistic Orcharding with Michael Phillips (Book & DVD Bundle)

by Michael Phillips

Upcoming Author Events

    January 30, 2015, 10:00 am

    Michael Phillips at Virginia Biological Farming Conference
    Doubletree Hotel, Richmond VA

    Understanding the timing and underlying principles for growing healthy fruit becomes clear when set within the framework of the orchard calendar. Major insect challenges can be resolved safely and organically when you perceive who, what and when. Dealing with disease from a holistic perspective requires an in-depth understanding of nutritional cause-and-effect. Biodiversity brings in untold connections. Appreciating such subtleties makes our time on this precious planet all the more fascinating. Tweaking the “systems approach” learned today means taking responsibility to match the challenges you face at your locale.

    January 31, 2015, 1:15 pm

    Michael Phillips at Virginia Biological Farming Conference
    Doubletree Hotel, Richmond VA

    Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down to getting the basics right. Harvesting sunlight through smart pruning is what renews fruit buds. Fungal disease becomes manageable with wise variety choices and enhanced soil biology. Even major insect challenges can be resolved safely when you perceive who, what, and when. All sorts of fruits—from apples and pears to peaches and cherries and onward to berries—make for a diverse home orchard planting. Confidence to integrate tree fruits into your landscape begins with embracing biodiversity and knowing how to build system health.

    February 14, 2015, 9:30 am

    MIchael Phillips at Real Health Conference
    60 North Ronks Road , Ronks PA 17572

    On February 14, Michael Phillips will present several workshops at the Real Health Conference, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Michael will join the Lancaster Agricultural Products for a nutrition-focused day on healthy fruit production. Workshops by Michael will include subjects such as orchard health and holistic disease management.

    March 18, 2015, 12:30 pm

    Michael Phillips at Wellesley College Botanic Gardens
    Science Center 277 Lecture Hall, 106 Central Street, Wellesley MA 02481

    On March 18, Michael will present an afternoon lecture on Orchard Ecosystem at Wellesley College Botanic Gardens, Wellesley, Massachusetts. This lecture will be followed by a Q&A tour of the integrated plantings at Wellesley College. Lunch will be provided.

    April 11, 2015, 10:00 am

    Michael Phillips at Canterbury Shaker Village
    288 Shaker Road, Canterbury NH 03224

    On April 11, Michael Phillips will teach two workshops on grafting and pruning at the Canterbury Shaker Village. This day features the basics of grafting fruit trees – and you get to take home your own baby trees! – along with “have at ‘em” pruning session with Michael out amongst the apple trees.

    April 18, 2015, 10:00 am

    Michael Phillips at MOFGA Orchard Class
    255 Elmwood Rd., Pownal ME 04069

    On April 18, Michael will teach a full day class through MOFGA on growing tree fruit organically. This workshop will provide a complete rundown on orchard pests, allies, diseases, and proven varieties from the holistic perspective. This year the class will meet at fellow Chelsea Green author David Buchanan’s young cider orchard in Pownal, Maine.

    May 16, 2015, 10:00 am

    Michael Phillips at Canterbury Shaker Village
    288 Shaker Road, Canterbury NH 03224

    On May 16, Michael Phillips will lead a workshop on home orchard care at the Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire. Join this workshop for a comprehensive exploration of orchard health strategies that make disease and insect challenges doable for organic growers. The day will consist of a fun mix of lectures and hands-on time with trees, with many opportunities to ask questions of Michael.

    June 12, 2015, 8:00 am

    Nancy and Michael Phillips at the International Herb Symposium
    26 East Main Street, Norton MA 02766

    On June 12-14, Nancy and Michael will teach with herbalists from around the globe at the International Herb Symposium, at Wheaton College. Workshop details will be coming soon.

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