Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 The author’s orchard in England is a wonderful place for fruit, but a terrible place for growing it. The trees are blighted by late frosts, which kill the flowers and the trees’ budding fruit.
#2 The English have a long history of allotment gardening, which is when local governments grant land to people to cultivate vegetables and fruit. The practice inadvertently spread anarchy, as it created thousands of self-organized, self-governing communities.
#3 The orchard is the living calendar that marks my year. It is the place where I spend most of my time. I have brought in three other families, creating a miniature commons within a commons.
#4 I love pruning trees. It has become an end in itself, as much sculpture as management. When you have completed the big, structural cuts, you trim the remaining twigs back to a bud that points in the direction you want the new growth to follow.