“Know the ways of the ones who take care of you, so that you may take care of them.
Introduce yourself. Be accountable as the one who comes asking for life. Ask permission before taking. Abide by the answer. Never take the first. Never take the last. Take only what you need.
Take only that which is given.
Never take more than half. Leave some for others. Harvest in a way that minimizes harm.
Use it respectfully. Never waste what you have taken. Share.
Give thanks for what you have been given.
Give a gift, in reciprocity for what you have taken.
Sustain the ones who sustain you and the earth will last forever.”
~ Robin Wall Kimmerer
~ Have I watered weekly as needed?
~ Tree Staking installed and stable for the Winter?
~ Grass, etc removed from base
~ Did I utilize Borer Control?
~ Leaves & Growth Tips? These often tell what I need to plan for in Year 2!
~ Soil Test Now (if I haven’t already)!
~ Non-Negotiables for Fall/Winter Prep!
~ Creating Tree Care Journal
You’ll find more insight in our free online course, Apples & Organic Orcharding…
…and as always, if you’re looking for our organic apple trees, you’ll find them online as well as at our Tree Weekend each spring.
If you’d love invitations to our future apple events, register here and see you soon!
Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,
& the whole Fruition crew