Orchards: Practical Orcharding for a changing planet- book launch!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Andre and Margaret Lear’s book: “Orchards: Practical orcharding for a changing planet”, available in most retail shops and online at Amazon and Ebay.

The book covers topics on how to create and manage an orchard of any size, without costing the Earth.

Whether you are a beginner or a practiced orchardist, this book contains everything you need to know about how, when and why practical tasks should be carried out to establish a productive orchard, vibrant with wildlife. Whereas traditional orcharding has often focused solely on productivity, the authors encourage a more sustainable approach, with consideration to wider habitats and the changing climate.

Coverage includes: Choosing the best sites and fruit varieties, The importance of pollinators, predators and biodiversity, All about restricted forms – espaliers, stepovers, cordons and fans, Getting pruning right – and at the right time, Grafting explained, Orchard abundance – how not to be overwhelmed at harvest time, Managing fruit tree pests and diseases without toxic chemicals, Orchard lore and traditions

Keep track on some of Andrew and Margaret’s wonderful work and tips at their website: https://plantsandapples.com/

Keep your eyes peeled for a launch event!