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The Holistic Orchard
By Michael Phillips; 432 pages.
Phillips, an organic orchardist in New Hampshire, adds to and expands on the information in his book the Apple Grower. The Holistic Orchard will change the way you look at fruit trees and berries and the complex web of life that surrounds them. It covers all the major tree fruits and also many types of berries.
Phillips demystifies the knowledge every ecological fruit grower needs to have. This includes choosing the right varieties for your climate, skills such as grafting, planting and pruning, companion planting and encouraging beneficial insects and pest control.