Recent Blog Posts
Seabuckthorn berries are a nutrient rich superfood – and they are easy to grow in North America even in the poorest soil. And why a group of volunteers are cloning all the trees in an orchard in Oregon.read more
Learn how beneficial bugs can help you combat fruit tree pests in your orchard.read more
When to plant bare root trees? The best time to plant bare root trees is in the spring or fall when the trees are dormant. But do planting day weather conditions matter?read more
About This Website
Urban Orchardist, Author of "Growing Urban Orchards", Creator of www.OrchardPeople.com Online Fruit Tree Care Training
I’m Susan Poizner, the Director of Orchard People Fruit Tree Care Consulting and Education. I learned how to grow fruit trees the hard way – by making mistakes. My goal is to help others avoid making the mistakes so many new growers make by teaching organic fruit tree care skills that will allow you to get it right, right from the start!
On this website you’ll learn about researching your fruit trees, winter and summer pruning, protecting your trees from pests and disease, soil and nutrition management and lots more. You can get tons of free information from my blog or by signing up for my monthly newsletter. Your you can buy a copy of my award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards. Interested in being mentored through the process of fruit tree care? Then check out my online fruit tree care workshops. Learn more about me on the About Susan page.
In the meantime, enjoy the journey!