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An Orchard Odyssey Naomi Slade

An Orchard Odyssey By Naomi Slade

An Orchard Odyssey by Naomi Slade


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This gloriously illustrated book is a great resource for fruit-lovers everywhere. Packed with inspirational ideas and practical advice, it shows how orchard living can be incorporated into every lifestyle.

An Orchard Odyssey Summary

An Orchard Odyssey: Finding and Growing Tree Fruit in Your Garden, Community and Beyond by Naomi Slade

An Orchard Odyssey is a gloriously illustrated resource for fruit-lovers everywhere. Packed with inspirational ideas and practical advice, it shows how orchard living
can be incorporated into every lifestyle, no matter how busy or short of space you are.

Covering fruit in the environment, orchard heritage, and the role of the trees in garden and landscape design, An Orchard Odyssey shows you how to plant and care for your trees. Full of inspiring facts and promoting the 'five trees' orchard principle, it redefines what an orchard is.

An Orchard Odyssey Reviews

For over 30 years I have grown ornamentals with never a thought for planting fruit trees, until now. Naomi combines a dream of yore with a challenge for the future. Count me in.

-- Roy Lancaster, broadcaster, plantsman, gardener and autho

Good to see both home growing and commercial considerations covered. Well done!

-- Martin Crawford, Agroforestry Research

This delightful book takes us on a sensual stroll through the orchard landscape, conveying both the romance and the practicalities of growing fruit trees.

-- Ben Pike, author of The Fruit Tree Handbook

From scrumping, hedgerow fruits and King Henry VIII to the random seedling cider orchards of New America, this is a major contribution to pomology, offering education, history and entertainment.

-- Tom Burford, author of Apples of North America: Exceptional Varieties for Growers, Gardeners and Cooks

Naomi Slade offers fresh thoughts on growing fruit in the smaller gardens of many modern grow your own gardeners and suggests that the way forward may be for community orchards. She provides planting advice, cultivation and maintenance techniques, and then launches into ways to use and preserve the fruits of your fruit-growing.

-- Barbara Segall, The Herb Society http://herbsociety.org.uk

A horticultural fairytale, it also provides a practical roadmap to getting started - even in the increasingly tiny modern garden.

-- James Wong, ethnobotanist, TV presenter, garden designer and writer

About Naomi Slade

Naomi is an established horticultural journalist, who writes for the Telegraph, Kitchen Garden Magazine, Berks & Bucks life and many others. She also gives talks on gardening and is a regular radio guest, including BBC Radio 4. With a degree in Biology and a lifelong interest in gardening, botany and the environment Naomi has, in recent years, taken over the restoration and management of the orchards at her childhood home in Wales. From where she has set up a successful micro-enterprise producing and selling boutique, single variety apple juice in the local community and beyond.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction

Part One: The orchard in the landscape
Chapter 1: From wilderness to cultivation
Chapter 2: An orchard tapestry
Chapter 3: Conservation and biodiversity
Chapter 4: Orchards in the community

PART TWO: An orchard of your own
Chapter 5: Creative orchard design
Chapter 6: Fruit trees for every space
Chapter 7: Tree planting and care
Chapter 8: Enjoying the harvest

Resources
Index

Additional information

NPB9780857843265
9780857843265
0857843265
An Orchard Odyssey: Finding and Growing Tree Fruit in Your Garden, Community and Beyond by Naomi Slade
New
Hardback
Green Books
20160922
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