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Fruit Trees

Ann Ralph on the Joys of Fruit Trees, Taking Care of Mother Earth, and How to Get a Book Deal Writing About Something You Love

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.24.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Ann Ralph when she won our Pitchapalooza with one of the great elevator pitches we've ever heard: The Elements of Style for fruit trees. It made total sense even as it was counterintuitive.

Care and Feeding of an Obstinate Plum Tree

Geri Spieler | Posted 03.27.2015 | HuffPost Home
Geri Spieler

I inherited 10 fruit trees, one a 50 year-old Anjou Pear. A couple of apple of unknown variety, five citrus, a Loquat and a Black Fig. They all survived my learning curve, so I figured I had graduated to the level of planting my own varieties of fruit.

The Fruit Tree App That Left Me Hungry

San Francisco magazine | Posted 09.25.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

The country girl inside of me grinned in anticipation of "living off the land," even if it was just the concrete jungle of San Francisco.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Donates 2300 Organic Apple Trees to Bay Area Schools

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

The trees will allow children in the San Francisco Bay Area to have access to local organic heirloom apples every fall, along with the opportunity to teach them about heirloom varieties and the different flavor of each tree.

Lucas Kavner

California Mom Collects 500 Tons Of Fresh Fruit For The Hungry | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact

Anna Chan's story is proof that one passing thought could have a lasting effect. Less than three years ago, Anna found herself constantly searching...

It's Time to Start Thinking About Gardening Again!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I can't remember a winter that has seemed longer, and more depressing in general. However, it is now officially March, which means that even though it...

Tackling Hunger by Transforming Food Deserts Into Food Oases

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Darrin Nordahl

A unique brand of urban agriculture--what can more descriptively be termed "municipal agriculture" -- is promising to restore individual and community health, to the benefit of our cities, and to the benefit of our nation.

Food Forward Shares Low Hanging Fruit...and then Some

Rick Nahmias | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Nahmias

Myself and a growing corps of Angelinos venture out weekly to glean people's excess fruit and donate 100% of it to local food pantries.

A Time for Adaptation

Anthony Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anthony Anderson

Recession? Depression? Adaptation. Go green for your survival in the 21st Century. Darwin would be impressed at your foresight.

And the Financial Experts Say...

Anthony Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anthony Anderson

If we act soon, we can invest intelligently in a lifestyle independent from gas prices, food prices, and interest rates. We can take back our money from this culture that is consuming the planet.

Permaculture: Homegrown Independence

Anthony Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anthony Anderson

Do we like the idea of independence, but how dependent are we on cheap oil, cheap and clean water, and food grown by strangers shipped from thousands of miles away?