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Orchard

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Orchard

The orchard provides the village with apples, pears, peaches, grapes and small fruits.  Villagers and coworkers share in the varied tasks that maintain the health of the orchard.

In the spring we weed around the grapes and apply biodynamic compost and tree paste.  In the summer we begin harvesting black currants and berries, we thin apples and monitor the insects.  We spray non-toxic, biodynamic preparations on the plants.  We remove bad fruit from the peach trees and grapevines.  In the autumn we harvest and process most of the fruit.  In the winter we prune all of the fruit trees and vines to allow light and air to penetrate the trees.

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