[permaculture] Benign Neglect
dtv at mwt.net
Tue Jun 5 12:07:59 EDT 2007
Any idea what variety they are? Are they sweet or pie cherries?
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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