Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rain water as well as protecting aquifers and watersheds.
Small Scale Orcharding with Michael Phillips: Practical Orchard Health
9am-4pm at Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus
Pre-registration is Required for this Class. You can learn more and preregister here: http://treepittsburgh.org/smallscaleorcharding
Small Scale Orcharding
Zoom in on holistic orchard basics with Michael and thereby add "fruit sufficiency" to your list of neighborhood skills. Finding room for an array of tree fruits and berry plantings in community gardens and even the tightest yard setting becomes that much more fun when you have the confidence to do things right!
Practical Orchard Health
Understanding the underlying principles for growing healthy fruit becomes clear when walking through an orchard with Michael Phillips at the height of the growing season. Major insect challenges can be resolved safely and organically when you perceive who, what and when. Dealing with disease from a holistic perspective requires an in-depth understanding of nutritional cause-and-effect. Biodiversity brings in untold connections. The challenges you face at your locale will become far more manageable as you build a holistic system that keeps trees and berry plantings healthy from the get-go.