Month: March 2009

The Organic Apple Growers’ Hour: three calls in April

This year, we will hold three April conference calls for growers interested in organic systems. We didn’t get the big grant this year, so we will not have weekly calls throughout the growing season as we did in 2008.
This is our April Schedule:
April 9 ——- Holistic Disease Management
April 16 —— Balancing Insect Dynamics
April 23 —— Orchard Health: fungal allies, soil fertility and ecosystem thinking

Introducing Samuel Pratsch

Hello all, Lisa here. In early April, I will be moving to Sequim, WA to work on a farm called Nash’s Organic Produce and to work for the Organic Seed Alliance. I am sad to leave all of the great folks who make the Eco-Fruit Project such a success, but I’m happy to say that I’m leaving you all in good hands.

The Organic Tree Fruit Network Advanced Grower Retreat

Last Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, around 20 commercial organic apple growers met in East Lansing, MI to talk about marketing and production. Growers in attendance were from Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire. The Eco-Apple Project was able to help growers from Wisconsin and the Driftless area make the long trip around the lake by providing them with scholarships.