The Orchard as an Ecosystem

  • February 1, 2023 at 6:24 pm #17148
    Todd Parlo

    Modern commercial agriculture, small family farms, and even backyards commonly use an overly simplified approach to planting and management. This often includes a monoculture or very limited polyculture. A more responsible approach to farming, and one more supportive of the environment as a whole is to take an ecosystem type approach to the landscape. This can add resiliency, mitigate pest and disease issues and allow for a much greater diversity of plants and animals throughout our yards and farms.

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