Randy Smith, of the Inland Empire chapter, frankly admits being a Festival of
Fruit neophyte in his refreshing overview of this year’s event; through the eyes
of a new-comer, Randy does his chapter proud in describing what he saw and did at
A Walk in the Garden
From his orchard garden in Abbeville, Louisiana, Travis Callahan talks of
something we all do often, yet seldom verbalize: he shares an interesting
stream-of-consciousness account of his daily walk to the mailbox with canine
California Orchards: Visions of Sugarplums
After another of his fascinating odysseys in search of the best fruits, David
Karp serves up a colorful and mouth-watering account of the finest plums imaginable.
Feeding and Balancing the Soil
Ever heard of Neal Kinsey? Ever heard of his renowned soils course? Ever heard
of The Center for Living in Harmony? Well, Dan Kinnard had heard of them, and was
a skeptic—that is, until he met Neal Kinsey and spent a week listening to him.
So What Makes an Expert?
New Zealand’s Bernard King once had difficulty putting his finger on the best
ways of imparting useful information to his nursery clientele. Here he opines that
perhaps the best methods for accumulating such information are simple observation
and careful listening—letting people and places teach you through your senses.