Episode #34: Animals in your Orchard

Are animals in your garden or orchard an asset or a liability? In this episode of The Urban Forestry Radio Show we speak to Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley about pets, livestock and wildlife and the role they play in your fruit tree growing adventures.

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Virginia

Joel has inspired millions of growers worldwide with his many books on food systems and farming. He was featured in the award-winning film FOOD INC. and in the iconic foodie book Omnivor’s Dilemma.

During the live show Joel answers listener questions and comments. The conversation continues on OrchardPeople.com’s facebook page.

What you will learn about Animals In Your Orchard on this show:

  • How to use tree guards to protect young trees from rodent damage
  • How to keep rabbits in your orchard in “Hare Pen” boxes
  • How rabbits can help you mow your own and keep the weeds down
  • The benefits of chickens in orchards and how to protect them from predators
  • The benefits of sheep
  • How balance is important in an orchard or garden
  • And you’ll also learn how Joel controls his squirrel population
  • The relationship between Orchard Sox and Squirrels

The host of the Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast is Susan Poizner of the award-winning fruit tree care education website www.orchardpeople.com (GWA Silver Award of Achievement 2016) and the author of the award-winning fruit tree care book Growing Urban Orchards (GWA Silver Award of Achievement 2014).  You can listen to previous episodes of The Urban Forestry Radio Show and Podcast at www.orchardpeople.com/podcast and you can subscribe to the iTunes podcast.

Tune into The Urban Forestry Radio Show LIVE by going to RealityRadio101.com on the last Tuesday of every month at 1.00 pm Eastern Time and email your questions in during the show to instudio101@gmail.com. This show covers fruit trees, food forests, permaculture and arboriculture.

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