The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way, by Michael Phillips
The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way; Michael Phillips; 432 pages; Color Illustrations and photos; Chelsea Green Pub. Co; 2012. Soft bound.
A true must-have for any organic fruit grower; aspiring or seasoned alike! Though we lost Michael in the Spring of this past year (2022), his genuis lives on through his books and continues to educate and inspire. This expert and in-depth manual for organic orcharding is an excellent guide for anyone who wants to work with nature, rather than against it. While covering all the nitty-gritty topics from site and variety selection to planting and pruning, Phillips is contantly tying these to the bigger picture of long term holistic orchard health.