About Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild

Mike Fillon is a Master Gardener specializing in fruit trees and bushes, who, as part of the Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild (FTPOG) plans to add at least 1,000 fruit trees in the spanking new City of Tucker over the next few years. In addition to the Friends of Tucker Parks’ Orchard Guild, Mike Fillon works with the Henderson Park Native Plant and Wildlife Walk Master Gardener project. He is also Lead DeKalb Master Gardener at the Dunwoody Community Garden and Orchard at Brook Run Park. His team has successfully implemented the Guild structure in a 40-tree orchard consisting of apple trees, figs, mayhaws, a medlar tree, pawpaws, pears, persimmons, plum, and quince trees. Also blackberries, blueberries, goji berries, kiwi, muscadine and raspberry vines. He has been a science and health writer for more than 30 years.