793: Lee Reich on Growing and Pruning Fruit Trees.
teaching us about where to cut and trim our orchard trees.
In This Podcast:
Lee Reich joins us to share his multi decade journey from perpetual college student to author and fruit tree grower. Lee shares his incredible journey from a chance meeting with Elliot Coleman to his present farmden and beyond.
Lee dove into gardening decades ago, initially with one foot in academia, as an agricultural scientist with the USDA and Cornell University, and one foot in the field, the organic field. He eventually expanded his field to a farmden (more than a garden, less than a farm) and left academia to lecture, consult, and write. He has authored nine books and was a syndicated columnist for the Associated Press. Besides providing a year ‘round supply of fruits and vegetables, his farmden provides a testing ground for innovative techniques in soil care, pruning, and growing fruits and vegetables, plus provides an educational site for workshops and trainings. Science and an appreciation of natural systems underpin all of his work.
Lee’s Book Recommendations:
Intensive Gardening by Rosa O’Brien
Fundamentals of Soil Science by Henry D. Foth
How to Get in Touch with Lee:
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