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Growing Urban Orchards: How to Care for Fruit Trees in the City and Beyond

The author teaches fruit tree care workshops

By Susan Poizner
Orchard People
Oct. 24 2017

Learn how to care for fruit trees in the city and beyond. Fruit trees are delicate and need specialized care, especially when they’re planted in an urban environment, which comes with its own unique challenges. Whether you want to plant a single fruit tree or an entire orchard, this book will show you how to save time and money and be successful right from the start.

An orchardist and fruit tree care educator, Susan Poizner guides novices and experts alike through every step of the process. She describes which key elements are necessary in site preparation, offers a basic overview of the anatomy of fruit trees, and explains how to select trees.

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January 9, 2018   No Comments

India: This farming app lets you grow and harvest your own organic food

Farmizen is a mobile based application that enables an individual to grow chemical-free organic food in a mini-farm.

By Queeny Mahajan
Your Story
2nd January 2018


Situated on the periphery of Bengaluru city, Farmizen manages five farms of 10.5 acres, divided into mini farms of 600 sq ft each. By paying Rs 2500 as a monthly subscription fee that includes the monthly rent to the farmers, the individuals can grow vegetables of their choice as per the season in the twelve beds allocated to them in their mini farm. They control the farm through an app just like Farmville and can visit the farm anytime and harvest their own chemical-free produce.

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January 9, 2018   No Comments