Recent Blog Posts
No room for a full sized fruit tree in your yard. Opt for a small fruit tree instead like a Meyer Lemon tree which you can grow indoors during the winter and on a sunny patio in summer months. Learn how to grow your Meyer Lemon in this radio report.read more
The debate is raging from Toronto, Canada to Basel, Switzerland – should we plant fruit trees and community orchards in public parks? Enthusiastic residents and fans of urban agriculture say “yes!” but City authorities don’t always agree.read more
Tomas Wilson of spirit Tree Cidery introduces the Tolman Sweet apple, great for sauce, drying and cider.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!