Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Book Review: The Orchard; A Memoir by Theresa Weir
In this, most recent generation, a slow realization is starting to take place about the errors of this approach to farming.
The book is entertaining and engaging, and I would give it an elevation slightly above "good beach read" because the subject matter is timely and thought-provoking. Having just planted two little apple trees, it brought home both the devastation that the coddling moth can bring, and also the importance of battling it organically. So I'm on the hunt for the proper way to take care of these new babies without any pesticide.