In Fall 2019, Ten Speed Press will publish Fruit Trees for Every Garden: An Organic Approach, a book I cowrote with my father, Orin Martin. For more than 40 years, Orin has taught thousands of apprentices, students, home gardeners, and budding farmers the art and craft of growing fruit trees. In this gardening guide, he shares—with hard-won wisdom and wry humor—his recommended fruit varieties and the keys to selecting, planting, growing, and tending productive trees, including apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, cherry, orange, lemon, fig, and more.
A bit more about the book from Ten Speed Press:
Whether you’re growing one tree or a hundred, Orin gives you all the tools you need, from tree selection and planting practices to seasonal feeding guidelines and in-depth pruning tutorials. Along the way, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the core principles of organic gardening and soil stewardship: compost, cultivation, cover crops, and increasing biodiversity for a healthier garden. This book is more than just a gardening manual; it’s designed to help you understand the whybehind the how, allowing you to apply these techniques to your own slice of paradise and make the best choices for your individual trees.
Filled with informative illustrations, full-color photography, and evocative intaglio etchings by artist Stephanie Martin, Fruit Trees for Every Gardenis a striking and practical guide that will enable you to enjoy the great pleasure and beauty of raising homegrown, organic fruit for years to come.
The book comes out August 27, 2019, just in time for apple season. Stay tuned for more info about the book and events!