Michael Phillips on Holistic Orcharding.

Michael Phillips on Holistic Orcharding. Growing fruit trees by creating a healthy ecosystem. – – – – Michael is known across the country for helping people grow healthy apples and understand the healing virtues of plant medicines. The “community orchard movement” he helped institute can be found at GrowOrganicApples.com and provides a full immersion into…

Quita Jackson on Thrifty Self Sufficiency.

Quita Jackson on Thrifty Self Sufficiency. Taking small steps to being green and making a difference. – – – – Quita is one of the founders of GreenDesert.org.   And while some would call her an urban farmer or a gardener, she prefers to consider herself spiritually connected to mother earth and her environment.  She loves…

Jesse Sparks on Neighborhood Harvesting

Jesse Sparks on Neighborhood Harvesting Harvesting fruits and friends from your neighborhood community. – – – – Jesse is a sixth-generation Arizona native. His great-grandfather owned and operated a farm in Tempe, AZ, and Jesse’s mother’s side comes from farming heritage in Iowa, so he has been surrounded by gardens, fruit trees, and fresh produce…

BackYard Orchard Culture

BackYard Orchard Culture By Greg Peterson When you think of an orchard, do you envision acres of perfectly spaced apple trees and workers on ladders picking the fruit with harvest colors in the background? Are you then discouraged because you realize you don’t have the property to produce a bountiful harvest to delight your family’s…