Call for Submissions – special edition on fruit trees and orchards

The March 1 edition of the Festival of the Trees will be hosted by Peg at Orchards Forever, and submissions are due by February 27. Email links to amberapple at gmail dot com, or use the online submission form.

This will be a themed edition, our third (after “Trees in the Concrete” at Flatbush Gardener last May, and the Halloween edition at Windywillow). Peg writes,

I’d like to try and adhere to a theme of fruit trees and orchards… but virtually anything that is even loosely connected to that theme is welcome! Gardening and growing, horticulture, heirloom fruits, food and recipes, environmental and conservation issues, folklore and mythology, travel, what have you!

Hosting a festival can be a lot of work even without the added obligation of finding links appropriate for a theme, so please help Peg out by sending along anything you happen across that seems appropriate. Also, you might consider visiting a local orchard and blogging about it. For folks in the northern hemisphere, this might not seem like the best time for that, but actually things might be pretty interesting right now, as the trees try to survive the winter and the teams of migrant pruners make their rounds. And if you have a few fruit trees of your own, maybe they’d appreciate a little extra attention…

About Dave Bonta

I live in an Appalachian hollow in the Juniata watershed of central Pennsylvania, and spend a great deal of time walking in the woods. My books of poetry include FAILED STATE: HAIBUN, ICE MOUNTAIN: AN ELEGY, BREAKDOWN: BANJO POEMS, and ODES TO TOOLS.

Posted on February 7, 2008, in Announcements. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Nice idea, visiting an orchard in winter!!! I find the shapes of older apple trees particularly beautiful in a snowy winter landscape…

    Okay I am off to sort through the last minute entries! Hope to have everything live by Saturday.

  2. The Festival is nearly ready and will be up later today! Thanks for your patience!

  3. Well, it’s a year-round festival of fruit trees at Ladera Frutal!

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