Honoring Roseann McLaughlin and GrowAbility Honeybee Sensory Lesson Book (PDF Download)

It’s with deep sadness that we at the Philadelphia Orchard Project offer our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and community of Roseann McLaughlin of Overbrook School for the Blind, who passed November 2, 2018 in a tragic house fire. Roseann was the enthusiastic and loving cornerstone of the school’s Farm-To-Table program begun in 2013, … Continue reading Honoring Roseann McLaughlin and GrowAbility Honeybee Sensory Lesson Book (PDF Download)

Poultry in Orchards

The permaculture chicken niche – http://permaculturenews.org/2013/05/12/managing-the-working-chicken-video/ Looking for an organic method of reducing insect pests in your orchard? You might want to consider poultry! There are many benefits to letting chickens or ducks roam around your orchard. These lovely birds can help you manage both weeds and insects without the use of pesticides, while also naturally fertilizing … Continue reading Poultry in Orchards

Beneficial Insect Releases for Orchards

Beneficial insects are thought of as any insect that assists in pest control or pollination, without harming humans, plants, or pets. Many organic gardeners will rely on beneficial insects as an alternate or complementary method of pest control, rather than using pesticides. It should be noted that using pesticides can kill all kinds of insects … Continue reading Beneficial Insect Releases for Orchards