May Fruit Feature: the Mulberry

Mulberries get a bad reputation – stains on the sidewalks and cars, can be deemed invasive, some varieties are hard to grow, and many are known as a “weed trees”.  Allow us to guide you away from… [more]

May Fruit Feature: the Mulberry May Fruit Feature: the Mulberry

Protecting Fruit Trees Year-Round

This picture is of a cedar apple rust gall that Heather Jones, member of our Operations Team, found on a juniper. Like a few other pesky insects and pathogens, cedar apple rust, or Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginae,… [more]

Protecting Fruit Trees Year-Round Protecting Fruit Trees Year-Round

Bloomingfood’s Positive Change-May 2016

We are so excited to announce that the Bloomington Community Orchard has been named Bloomingfood's Positive Change Organization for the month of May! The Positive Change program allows shoppers to round… [more]

Bloomingfood’s Positive Change-May 2016 Bloomingfood's Positive Change-May 2016

2016 Work & Learn Days at the Orchard

Join us for another fun and sun-filled season of Work & Learn Days at the Bloomington Community Orchard! From April through November, come out to our weekly Work & Learn Days (schedule below)… [more]

2016 Work & Learn Days at the Orchard 2016 Work & Learn Days at the Orchard
  • May Fruit Feature: the Mulberry Mulberries get a bad reputation – stains on the sidewalks and cars, can be deemed invasive, some varieties are hard to grow, and many are known as a “weed trees”.  Allow us to guide you away from the bad “rep” and instead showcase that mulberry trees produce an abundance of fruit that is local, organic ...
  • Protecting Fruit Trees Year-Round This picture is of a cedar apple rust gall that Heather Jones, member of our Operations Team, found on a juniper. Like a few other pesky insects and pathogens, cedar apple rust, or Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginae, requires two hosts to complete its life cycle. Right now, Eastern red cedars are showing these spore producing galls. When the ...
  • Bloomingfood’s Positive Change-May 2016 We are so excited to announce that the Bloomington Community Orchard has been named Bloomingfood’s Positive Change Organization for the month of May! The Positive Change program allows shoppers to round up their total at the register as a way to donate to community organizations. The more participation the better, so let’s spread the word ...
  • 2016 Work & Learn Days at the Orchard Join us for another fun and sun-filled season of Work & Learn Days at the Bloomington Community Orchard! From April through November, come out to our weekly Work & Learn Days (schedule below) – Meet good people, develop your organic orcharding skills, and get your hands dirty while helping cultivate one of the only ...