[permaculture] Benign Neglect

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Tue Jun 5 12:07:59 EDT 2007


Any idea what variety they are?  Are they sweet or pie cherries?

~mIEKAL

If only the robins didn't eat most of my cherries....


On Jun 5, 2007, at 11:02 AM, lbsaltzman at aol.com wrote:

>
> I buy some produce from a local fruitstand who deals with a lot of  
> local organic farmers.  They got in some incredible cherries and  
> the owner of the stand told me the story connected with them.  They  
> come from an abandoned orchard. The current owner of the orchard  
> ignores them and does absolutely nothing. He doesn't prune, weed,  
> fertilize, or spray the trees. They are totally ignored.  Once a  
> year a crew comes in and picks the cherries.  This has been going  
> on for twelve years yet with no reduction in quality or the size of  
> the crop.  There may be a lesson here for a lot of conventional  
> farmers who manage orchards.



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