A commercial macadamia nut grower recently asked for help starting an organic orchard on recently acquired land. Once part of a large macadamia plantation, the land has lain fallow for multiple years. This would be a challenge for the grower and I since neither of us had operated an organic tree farm. However, it was an opportunity to evaluate organic products from day one and I could not say no. After all, there is a first time for everything.