Learn to Love Your Weeds

We’re on a mission to help you think differently about your weeds. Every time we talk about weeds during a workshop, there’s always a few people that are very resistant to the idea that we should welcome—and dare we say it, even encourage—weeds under our...

How to grow apples – the wrong way!

Pretty much everything about our new heritage apple orchard is “wrong”— at least in the world of large-scale commercial apple growing. As usual, we’re straddling two worlds—the modern world of commercial horticulture that tends to be focused on high...

Insects in fruit trees – friends or foes?

One of the joys (and constant distractions) of working outside in the orchard are all the fascinating insects that live in our fruit trees. It might be our work space, but it’s their home. Our journey into organic farming has revealed a rich and incredibly...

Hands up – who loves Bramley apples?

Here’s a wild guess – if you’ve got your hand up because you love a Bramley, you’re either from the UK, or have close links to someone from the UK. Are we right? Or maybe, you’re from somewhere else altogether, and you’ve learnt to...

Bugs on fruit trees

In an organic orchard, having lots of bugs and spiders around is a great sign that you’re doing something right. Here’s a few photos of some of the myriad species we find in our orchards. Traditionally, bugs on fruit trees have a bad name, because they...