We'll it's been almost five years since we planted our first fruit trees in Ben Nobleman Park. It's been been two years since Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard founders Susan Poizner and Sherry Firing embarked on a quest to write an illustrated fruit tree care book that will help aspiring orchardists grow fruit trees organically. And now, finally, their published book has finally arrived.
Growing fruit has been such a journey for Susan, Sherry and all the volunteers of Ben Nobleman Park. There have been so many good times including planting, stewardship festival days and our first harvests. But there have been hard times too, as we have grappled with pest and disease problems and reached out to learn the long forgotten skills of organic fruit tree care.