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Due to two years of severe nursery losses, our board of directors has changed our focus. Rather than bareroot propagation and sales, we are shifting to education and the care and maintenance of our historic Mother Orchard.
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Thanks to Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply (originally started by our founder Amigo Bob Cantisano), a collection of some of our favorite species and varieties will be available through them for the 2024/25 Bareroot Season. 

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A huge shout out to Sweetland Mercantile in North San Juan, CA for working with us. Thank you for supporting them with your purchases.


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Know Your Soil

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This is a handbook for Understanding and Utilizing Soil Analysis for Organic Growing, written by the founder of the Felix Gillet Institute and organic farming guru, Amigo Bob Cantisano. It is an indispensable guide to understanding the complex world of soil chemistry and biology.

Written in easy to understand language, this handbook is a practical tool for understanding soil laboratory reports and covers technical aspects of improving soil fertility using a variety of inputs, including information on how to increase or decrease levels of each major nutrient in the soil.

This book includes: Detailed discussions of how to manage major and micro nutrients in the soil; Solid info on soil PH, trace minerals, micronutrients, soil nutrient interactions and balance, and foliar feeding; Specifics on using cover crops, compost and compost teas and rock minerals; Focused information on managing soil organic matter to increase crop yields and much more!

Also included are clear descriptions of such technical terms like Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC), Excess Lime Rate, and/or reports.

By Looking at soil biology through the lens of laboratory soil tests, Know Your Soil informs strategic decision-making, affecting both long-term soil health and profitable farm production.

A valuable tool for serious gardeners, farmers and orchardists.

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