What should my fruit trees look like in spring?

What should my fruit trees look like in spring?

As new fruit growers get to know their fruit trees, they’re often unsure what’s ‘normal’ in the different seasons – that was certainly the case for us as we learned our trade! Even experienced fruit growers will learn something new every...
The good work of becoming a fruit tree parent

The good work of becoming a fruit tree parent

Throughout July we’ve had people picking up their pre-ordered trees from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery (we closed on Sunday), and plenty of people picked up an extra tree or two while they were here! The days have been full of conversations about...
The organic road to glowing good health…

The organic road to glowing good health…

It’s becoming increasingly obvious (to us at least) that eating organic food is more than just a nice idea, or an optional extra. If we want to get serious about our own health, the health of the planet and creating a sustainable food system that’s...

Making something from nothing in permaculture

The concept of “no waste” is one of the permaculture principles that makes the most sense to us, because it’s how we’ve always tended to live on the farm. Wasting as little as possible seems obvious to us (and probably to you, too), so...

Control your weeds…or not?

We love weeds! A lovely mixed patch of weeds Weeds, or understorey plants as we prefer to call them, provide lots of environmental benefits: they shade the ground, provide habitat and food for the bees and soil microbes that are so important for fertility for our...

Why do you dream of growing your own?

Ah, the lifestyle dream. Everyone, it seems, wants to move to the country and grow their own food these days. But why? What’s at the bottom of this passion that drives people to want to make the “tree change”? For years I’ve been interested in...