Resources

Hot off BuzzPreviewthe press! You can now download The Buzz: A Gude to Pollinator-Friendly Plants right here! The Buzz is our original month-by-month guide to help save the bees and create more holistic edible ecosystems, written by Ben Howard and illustrated by Karyn Lao. 

Please donate to support our work by clicking here, and entering “Baltimore Orchard Project” under the Project Designation section.

Download The Buzz here!
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BountyPreviewOne of the greatest resources for any urban orchardist is Bounty: An Orchardist’s Illustrated Guide to a Fruitful Harvest. Bounty is our original month-by-month guide to fruit tree care, written and illustrated by Ben Howard and Maria Smilde.

The sheer volume of information available on the responsibilities and maintenance involved in orchard care is overwhelming and even conflicting at times. Bounty is a collection of our best advice and the essential practices for healthy trees and a bountiful harvest.

Not only have we sifted through the material, but we have organized it and presented it in a manner that is engaging and helpful. The guide has been created for Baltimore’s climate, and with that in mind, readers elsewhere should adjust accordingly. Our goal with Bounty is to encourage, inspire, and involve people like you in a movement towards creating an edible Baltimore.

At the Baltimore Orchard Project, we work to provide as much support as we can to our city’s current and prospective orchardists. Please donate to support our work by clicking here, and entering “Baltimore Orchard Project” under the Project Designation section.

Download Bounty here!

Planting

Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory: UMass Amherst
I’m Nuts about Nuts: National Gardening Association
Guidance From a Local Orchard Owner – Scott Fraser Smith:
1. Scott’s Guide to Easy Tree Fruits in Baltimore
2. Success with Fruit Trees in Urban AreasHerring Run Nursery – Baltimore City
Pong’s Orchard – Howard CountySun Nurseries – Howard CountyValley View Farms – Baltimore County
Boyer Nurseries & Orchards Inc. (PA)Fedco Trees (ME)Miller Nurseries (NY)Peaceful Valley Farm Supply (CA)Gardens Alive! (IN)
Edible Landscaping (VA)