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ORCHARDY, UNCOMMON FRUITS, POMOLOGY

The Fruit Nut is a project initiated by Trevor Newman dedicated to exploring and popularizing uncommon and underutilized fruiting plants. A key mission of The Fruit Nut is to make fruit growing exciting and accessible to home and landowners while promoting ecologically sound and economically viable practices. Visit the  Articles, Blog, and Crops Evaluated pages to learn more.

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DSCF7636Trevor Newman is an amateur pomologist, avid gardener & orchardist, and all-around plant geek. He passionately works to raise awareness about locally and ecologically grown food and has been involved for many years in developing southeast Michigan’s local food culture. After completing the CGIP (Certified Green Industry Professional) certificate, formerly known as MCN (Michigan Certified Nurseryman), he apprenticed under longtime plant breeder and owner of Oikos Tree Crops, Ken Asmus. Trevor owns and operates TerraNu Nursery LLC, an edible and useful plant company based in Clarkston, MI. He owns and operates an edible landscaping firm called Roots To Fruits Ecological Design. Trevor has taught in Permaculture Design Courses and given presentations to various schools, garden clubs, and community groups on topics such as homesteading, agroforestry, and uncommon fruits. He is the director of the Michigan Nut Growers Association and co-chair of the North American Fruit Explorer’s permaculture special interest group.

What You’ll Find On This Website:

  • Blog posts with garden notes, case studies, cider reviews, & more
  • Articles about agroforestry, uncommon fruits & orcharding
  • Tutorials on growing & utilizing fruits, nuts & berries
  • Interviews with orchardists, plant breeders, nurserymen & more
  • Links to databases, nurseries & recommended readings

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