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commercial Permaculture orchard video

 
Leila Rich
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"Twenty years ago, Stefan Sobkowiak bought a commercial apple orchard...
the orchard now counts over 100 cultivars of apples, plus several types of plums, pears, cherries, and countless other fruits.
Permaculture is the future, and the future is NOW!"




 
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Great video...

Thanks so much for posting it.

The more things like this that we can show to friends, the easier it is to spread the message.
 
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Nice to see this working on a larger scale by commercial growers.

I like his comment "We're putting the WOW back in food."

 
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right, but is there anymore info on technique?
 
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There's also a kickstarter for a "full-length educational film" in this thread.
Paul's got a link in the thread, and it'd be great if kickstarter donations went through there
 
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I'd love to find out more about this, bummer he lives so far away. I have to admit, I'm a little skeptical on the commercial viability of something that is so diverse and the marketing aspect of only having in his own words "one or two boxes" per row sounds like a headache. It does sound like he direct markets to the consumer though, and that would alleviate the need for large amounts of one specific thing at a time... Maybe one day the video will be out there for us all to see, I hope the video is a free video since he's getting donations to make it and that he's not trying to be a 'farming consultant' a I've had nothing but laughable experiences with them...

this is super interesting though and we're in a special place right now in that we are still in the grading phase of installing a cherry orchard, i'd love to find out more before we take the planting plunge in 2015...
 
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