Tilth Conference: Keynote Address
Keynote Address — Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips is known across the country for helping people grow healthy fruit. His keynote address, "Biological Resiliency: Finding Community in All the Right Places," will discuss how nature intersects with soil health bringing biological advantages to the foreground. The evolution across biological kingdoms points relentlessly to cooperation and support networks as the way to proceed in life. Plant wisdom comes to life as Phillips’ discusses the different pathways that our sustainable agriculture system can take to get there.
The community orchard movement that Phillips helped found provides a full immersion into Holistic orcharding. Michael’s new book The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way recently received Garden Book of the Year honors from the American Horticultural Society.