Growing Apple Trees
By Grit Staff
Have you ever dreamed about growing your own orchard of organic apples? Learn the tricks of the trade to being an orchardist at the Rodale Institute on November 1. Under the instruction of Don Jantzi and Jeff Moyer, you will be given the tools you need to grow healthy fruit trees that will provide tasty and nutritious apples for years to come. Discover the best apple varieties for your area, proper soil conditions, and more. Visit the Rodale Institute website for more info.
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