"For decades experts have insisted that organic orcharding is an impossibility. Michael Phillips has led the effort to show that the truly sustainable, organic orchard is something we all can have. His example has been an inspiration. His tireless research has provided a road map to creating our own holistic orchards."--John Bunker, apple historian and author, Not Far from the Tree
Dr. Ethan Russo, right here on Vashon, has had great success using Michael Phillips’ holistic orchard spray, over the past seven years.
Dr. Russo has given a tour of his orchard, and has given several public presentations on the method.
Here is what he has said about his results using the Michael Philip’s Holistic Orchard spray program:
Would you like to see these results with in your own fruit and roses? Would you like to have an orchard that is safe for animals, birds, and children playing under its tree branches?
Country Store is co-sponsoring a workshop the holistic orchard spray. Come learn, in this hands-on workshop, exactly how to create the holistic mix Michael Phillips recommends, and Vashon fruit grower Dr. Ethan Russo uses with great success on his own orchard.
Country Store will have the ingredients available for purchase, so you don’t have to order them online.
March 25 :: 1-3 pm :: Diane Emerson, of Garden Green
Call the store to register 206-463-3655. Space is limited to 20 people.
Workshop Leaders: Diane Emerson, of Garden Green, www.gardengreen.webs.com
Diane, long time organic gardener, has been impressed with the success of Dr. Ethan Russo’s use of the holistic orchard spray, and is encouraging more islanders to use it. She has purchased the ingredients, made up the spray, and will share how other beginners can do the same.
Sponsored: the Vashon-Maury Island Groundwater Protection Committee, King County, and The Country Store & Farm.