NCAT NCAT ATTRA ATTRA
Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow us on Pinterst Visit the ATTRA Youtube Channel

What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

Master Publication List

Education

Energy Alternatives

Beginning Farmer

Field Crops

Horticultural Crops

Livestock & Pasture

Local Food Systems

Marketing, Business & Risk Management

Organic Farming

Pest Management

Soils & Compost

Water Management

Other Resources

Calendar of Events

Home Page


Contribute to NCAT

Newsletters

Newsletter sign up button

· Privacy Policy · Newsletter Archives


RSS Icon XML Feeds

RSS 2.0: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunties Atom: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunties

 

NCAT strives to make our information available to everyone who needs it. If you are a limited-access or low-income farmer and find that one of our publications is just not in your budget, please call 800-346-9140.

 

How are we doing?
Home  >  Horticultural Crops  >   Community Orchards (Summary)

Community Orchards



community_orchards.png

Digital Price:

 Free

Print Price

 $3.00

By Guy K. Ames ~ NCAT Horticulture Specialist

Published May 2013

Updated n/a

© NCAT

IP446

16 pages


Download PDF

or

Add Print Copy to Cart


Introduction

This publication introduces community orchards and discusses the history of the community orchard movement and the motivations behind producing fruit in a community orchard. It offers a step-by-step guide to starting a community orchard and advice on choosing fruit trees and plants most likely to provide successful harvests, including apples, pears, grapes, brambles, and other, unusual fruits. A profile of a community orchard program and a list of further resources are also included.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Community Orchard Movement
Community Orcharding is Not Community Gardening
Ten Steps to Starting a Community Orchard
Start with the Right Plant to Avoid Pests and Diseases
Choosing the Right Plants
Reference
Further Resources

Note: Digital downloads are in full color. Printed, mailed copies are only available in black & white.

 

Back to top

This page was last updated on: February 2, 2015