When we started making cider, we turned to every resource we could find to help us learn. Here are some of our favourites.
Local Cider, Fruit Growing & Urban Farming Resources in Edmonton
A local expert in fruit growing, author, member of the DBG Fruit Growers Group and educator with frequent workshops at the University of Alberta Botanical Garden.
A non-profit organization who uses volunteers to harvest, process and preserve local fruit for community benefit as well as educate the public on fruit growing and food security.
A garden, research centre, event site with educational programming with an emphasis on plants suitable to a cold northern climate.
A volunteer organization for small orchardists and hobby fruit growers with passion for exchanging knowledge and growing fruit in a cold prairie.
Edmonton Permaculture Guild hosts a Facebook group for anyone interested in permaculture, community people and a healthy relationship with our environment.
A helpful Facebook group to support other growers, ask questions and get ideas for gardening in Edmonton.
Other Cider, Fruit Growing & Urban Farming Resources
A podcast covering cider events and talking with cider makers and enthusiasts around the world.
An organization dedicated to the training and promotion of cider makers in North America.
An organization of cider makers supporting the cider industry in the United States through resources, education, events and certification.
Peter Mitchell’s Cider and Perry making courses in the USA, UK and just starting in Canada.
A web resource and Google chat group for cider makers and enthusiasts.
Published 3 times per year this magazine covers everything and anything cider related (industry profiles, tasting notes, food pairing, cocktail recipes) with a focus on North America.
Recommended Books about Growing Fruit and Making Cider
- The New Cider Maker’s Handbook by Claude Jolicoeur
- Fruits, Berries and Nuts for Edible Landscaping in Alberta by Thean Pheh
- Budding and Grafting by Thean Pheh
- World’s Best Ciders: Taste, Tradition, and Terroir by Pete Brown & Bill Bradshaw
- The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way by Michael Phillips
- The Apple Grower: Guide for the Organic Orchardist By Michael Phillips