Between our four yards, we are growing approximately seventy fruit trees. When we first embarked on this initiative, in the Summer of 2008, we were clueless and bought trees from large nurserys and online. We have learned that procuring locally started, good quality trees is paramount to their success. We have come to know several local growers/grafters in the area. Patrik Schumann is a talented and well seasoned grafter/grower, his site is called EcoAsys. Llyod Kreitzer owns and operates The Land of Enfigment, he is known as the "Fig Man", another inspirational local grafter/grower. Michael Reed is perhaps the most seasoned local grafter/ grower in the area, he is an avid permaculturist and runs a beautiful site, La Orilla, at the southern tip of the Albuquerque basin.