Fruit Trees: Three in a hole

If you are ready for a home orchard, but wonder where you will fit all the fruit trees into your yard, here is a tried and true suggestion: plant multiple trees in the same hole. This high-density technique allows for multiple trees with the same growth habits to be pruned, thinned and managed as if they were a single tree. You may want to consider this technique if you are interested in planting multiple stone fruits like peaches and nectarines, and also extend the harvest season by planting multiple varieties.

Here is a link to a diagram of high-density tree planting, courtesy of Dave Wilson Nursery:

Multiple Trees in a Hole

Grover's Wondergrow Compost

Give your garden a healthy start this season with Grover’s Wondergrow Compost. This vegetarian compost is carefully monitored during its production to yield the highest number of microbes and diversity to enrich your garden soil.


  • Loosens soil and increases water retention
  • Adds a rich blend of organic nutrients to the soil
  • Releases millions of beneficial microorganisms into your soil

Vegetable gardens and flower beds: Use 3-8 bags per 100 square feet. Work into top 2-4 inches of soil and water thoroughly. You can also mix some compost into each hole as you plant your seedlings.

Maintaining lawns and ground cover: Use 2 bags per 100 square feet spring and fall.

Typical analysis is 1.69N-0.66P-0.92K and humic acid 4.56%.
Fine textured.
OMRI listed and approved for growth of organic crops.
1 cubic foot bag.

Earth Oven Workshop


Build warmth this season at Brian Baker’s

Earth Oven Workshop
December 6th and 7th
10:00am – 3:00pm
Fair Oaks, CA

Learn how to build your own low cost wood-fired oven out of earth.
Fun to make and even more fun to use, earth ovens bake like expensive commercial wood-fired ovens while costing a fraction of the price. Ideal for baking breads and pizzas, earth ovens use radiant, conductive and convection heat simultaneously – producing crunchy, caramelized crusts with moist goodness on the inside.
Built out of unfired clay, they can be hand-sculpted into beautiful works of art, making a beautiful addition to any backyard or patio. To learn more about earth oven, check out the ovens page.

This weekend workshop will cover earth oven construction from start to finish. Participants will learn basic oven building methods and techniques including: how to gather raw materials, build foundations and apply protective plasters. The workshop will also cover how to heat and bake with an earth oven. The workshops are labor intensive, giving ample “Hands-on” experience. Participants will walk away from the weekend feeling confident about building their own Earth Oven.

The workshop is geared for people of all ages and skill levels. Children and families are encouraged to attend. The workshops are “hands-on” so be prepared to get dirty.

To register, email Brian Baker at

Fee – $75.00
Sign up with a friend: $65 per person
Students: $50 per student w/ID
Couples: $95 per couple
Kids 10 to 17: $10
Kids 9 and under are free
There is a sliding scale available

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We offer personal, friendly advice on how to give your garden a good start and keep it growing with helpful organic tips and techniques.

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