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From Tree to Table: Growing Backyard Fruit Trees in the Pacific Maritime Climate

Articles: From Tree to Table: Growing Backyard Fruit Trees in the Pacific Maritime Climate

"Sun-warmed fruit eaten straight from the tree is one of life's great simple pleasures." Authors Barbara Edwards (no relation) and Mary Olivella hooked me with that opening sentence in their new book, From Tree to Table. Edible gardening handbooks so often stop short of the very reason we gardeners choose to cultivate food: to EAT! Backyard fruit is, literally, for the birds unless picked and savored in season, or preserved for later enjoyment.

Taking the discussion to the next level, Edwards and Olivella place homegrown fruit within a larger "locavore" story as well. The Local Food movement maintains that fruit, vegetables, meat, and dairy, if produced and consumed in season and within a few hundred miles of their harvest, are healthier for individuals and the planet. Beyond clocked food miles and fossil fuel calculations, anyone who's tasted a juicy California peach or crisp Washington apple can tell you a thing or two about flavor!

"If you are looking for great taste and nutrition, secure local food, and an all-around solid long-term investment, you could do no better than to plant a tree with the potential of providing food for you, your children, and possibly your grandc...

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