Join us for Nutritionally Dense Orcharding with
Master Orchardist Michael Phillips
Event Co-Sponsored by Hartford-Area Bionutrient Food Association
and CT NOFA
When and Where:
Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Workshop at Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch – either bring your own lunch or a potluck dish to share
1:00 PM – 5:00
Tour of High Hill Orchard plus Q&A, at High Hill Orchard,170 Fleming Rd, Meriden, CT 06450
Fee for Workshop plus Tour: $60/person (cash/check) for day-long event; ***$62 if you pay by credit card
Come learn the nutritional side of holistic orcharding through the lens of healthy plant metabolism with Michael Phillips. Join us for this introduction to a whole-system based approach for producing nutritionally dense fruits and berries by this nationally recognized guru of holistic orchard management. Please place your reservations by March 25 to allow sufficient time for payment processing. Seating capacity is limited!
Michael’s timing couldn’t be better. His latest blockbuster, “Mycorrhizal Planet: How Fungi and Plants work Together to Create Dynamic Soils”, is due for release in March. To preview or pre-order “Mycorrhizal Planet” directly from Michael and claim discount coupons on great biological products visit: www.herbsandapples.com/books/mycorrhizal-planet.php. Signed copies along with his fabulous DVD, “Holistic Orcharding”, will be available at the workshop.
NOFA-AOLCP Bonus! Organic land care professionals attending this event are eligible for 4 continuing education units. We’ll have a sign-up sheet at the workshop.
Workshop & Orchard Tour Outline
The morning session will cover the key role understory management and soil health plays in an organic orchard along with methods to improve soil biology for optimal production. Topics will include insect and disease dynamics from a holistic perspective, natural sprays that boost the plants’ immune response and year-round maintenance to support soil biology and tree growth.
For the afternoon portion of the workshop, Michael will be joined by Wayne Young at Wayne’s High Hill Orchard. They’ll lead participants in a walk through the orchard season. Pruning, branch training, and trunk protection will be woven into our time together. Varietal selection for climate and flavor, and timing methods for harvests that capture sweet treats at their peak will be discussed as well.
The proof of Michael’s and Wayne’s orchard methods is in the final product. We’ve personally tested many of Wayne’s apples and the brix readings are consistently high, some scoring 18 brix. That, my friends, is about as good as it gets!
To learn more about Michael Phillips and his work see his website: http://www.herbsandapples.com/home.php
To learn more about his organic holistic orcharding: http://www.herbsandapples.com/orchard/goapples.php
Michael Phillips is the Best-selling Author and Creator of
“The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist” and
“The Holistic Orchard: Growing Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way” and
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