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Learn about fruit tree care news, pests and disease challenges, community orchard stories, best orchard practices and more.

Restoring Old Orchards

Learn three steps to restoring old orchards and bringing old fruit trees back to life with Barb Burhill of City Fruit in Seattle.

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Creating a Permaculture Garden

Award-winning Author Eric Toensmeier explains how to turn your yard or orchard into a permaculture garden. It doesn’t have to be difficult. Get started today with these five easy steps.

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When to prune fruit trees

Wondering when to prune fruit trees? In this blog we explore which trees benefit most from winter pruning and when summer pruning is best.

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How to Grow a Meyer Lemon Tree Indoors

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.

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Should We Plant Community Orchards in Public Parks?

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.

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