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On a thunderstorm-filled day, the skies cleared just long enough to let the trees dry for an orchard walk and summer pruning demonstration at Buffalo Ridge Orchard in Central City. Buffalo Ridge now has 3,600 trees, which were planted incrementally over the last seven years. They also raise vegetables, which cash-flowed the orchard infrastructure (they have not taken […]

July 22, 2016 


“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when they are perfect to eat.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Nearly 100 people gathered at Perry-O and David Sliwa’s farm outside Decorah to learn about managing the soil in an orchard and the extensive varieties the Sliwa’s have tried over the years. The Sliwa’s […]

September 11, 2015 


Perry-O and David Sliwa, of Sliwa Meadow Farm, will be hosting a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at their farm near Decorah. The focus is a unique one: northern pear cultivars, rootstocks and the Sliwas’ orchard management approach that seeks to mimic forest-edge ecology. (You can read […]

July 31, 2015 


Processing poultry for home use, grazing and orchards are focus of Practical Farmers of Iowa field day June 5, near Smithland – RSVPs requested For Release: May 24, 2013 Download PDF (135 KB) View Fullscreen

May 24, 2013 


Trees for BiodiversityPublished: February 4, 1996 Download PDF (231 KB) View Fullscreen

February 4, 1996