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Design Principles for A Sustainable Farm

Sustainable farming isn’t a new idea. In fact, it’s what growers have been doing for thousands of years! What has changed is the amount that today’s farmers are required to produce and the techniques that they typically use to achieve this. Chemical fertilizers, strong pesticides, genetically-modified seeds, and heavy-duty machinery […]

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What is Permaculture?

At its most basic, permaculture gardening is a sustainable approach to growing that looks to nature to provide the most appropriate solutions. By sustainable, we mean a system that can continue indefinitely. In the world of economics, a sustainable approach to spending doesn’t go beyond one’s means. In the same […]

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Regenerative Farming Put into Practice

In our initial post about regenerative agriculture, we introduced the concept of restorative growing as an umbrella term for regenerative farming practices that rebuild the topsoil, restore diversity, improve the water cycle, and sequester carbon. In this post, we’ll show you how to put restorative agriculture into practice in your […]

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6 Fun Facts About Growing And Harvesting

Did you know that California is America’s #1 food producer and the sole producer of 99% of America’s specialty crops like almonds and artichokes? Read on to discover six interesting facts about growing and harvesting fruit in America. 1. California Growers Are Continuing an 8000-Year-Old Tradition If you dedicate your […]

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Little Growing Tools That Improve Your Gardening In A Big Way

Gardening can be a very rewarding hobby — it gets you out enjoying the sunshine, exercise, friendship, and relaxation, and comes with a prize of handpicked produce and flowers for the table. Having the right growing tools can make all the difference between pure frustration and gardening with ease. Read […]

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Our Guide: How to Capitalize On The Avocado Craze

Once upon a time, the Mesoamerican avocado (from Nahuatl āhuacatl) was an exotic treat, with few people in North America being acquainted with the creamy, pear-shaped fruit. Today, avocado has become a delicious and nutrient-dense staple in the American diet. Due to the tropical origins of avocado and its need […]

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How New Technology Can Help Sustainable Growing

If you’ve spent any time patronizing Fruit Growers Supply Co., or ever taken a look at some of our other blog posts, you already know that we’re big on sustainability. While carbon emissions and other environmental problems might grow by the day, there are also lots of ways to make […]

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Using Drones on Your Farm

Drones aren’t just for the battlefield anymore: you’ve probably seen them whizzing around the park or outside a friend’s backyard, and they’re becoming an increasingly popular option for taking care of everyday farming tasks as well. But what exactly is drone farming good for anyway, and what are some of […]

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