Maypop Propagation

Maypop propagation can be done via hardwood or softwood cuttings, layering, or by digging up rooted suckers from the mother plant.  This post is about digging up rooted suckers from the mother plant.  I posted a video on Great...

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Epi042 Great Escape Farms Podcast – Sustainable Homesteading in West Virginia, Plant Identification Tags, Large Rainwater Harvesting System, and Chesapeake Permaculture Institute Meetup Group

This post covers Epi042 Great Escape Farms Podcast – Sustainable Homesteading in West Virginia, Plant Identification Tags, Large Rainwater Harvesting System, and Chesapeake Permaculture Institute Meetup Group.Great Escape Podcast is an audio version of the blog posts from Great...

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Chesapeake Permaculture Institute Meetup

Are you interested in some free or cheap garden and permaculture training in the MD, VA, PA, WV or DC area?  Then Check Out Chesapeake Permaculture Institute Meetup Group.The purpose of the Chesapeake Permaculture Institute:Facilitate networking and collaboration...

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Large Rainwater Harvesting System

This post goes over a large rainwater harvesting system that is even bigger than the one posted last week called DIY Rainwater Collection System. This system catches and stores up to 1200 gallons of water and has multiple filtering...

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Plant Identification Tags

This post is a how-to and demonstration of how to make three different types of plant identification tags.  One variety of plant identification tags is typed on paper and then laminated, another type of plant identification tags is aluminum...

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Sustainable Homesteading in West Virginia

This past weekend I did more projects related to Sustainable Homesteading in West Virginia.  These projects include more plantings, labeling the plants, adding shade to the propagation beds, and building a 1200 gallon rain water harvesting system.Look at That...

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Epi041 Great Escape Farms Podcast Perennial Garden at Great Escape Farms, Suburban Homesteading in Maryland, DIY Rainwater Collection System, and Strawberry Tree

This week on episode Epi041 Great Escape Farms Podcast we cover Perennial Garden at Great Escape Farms, Suburban Homesteading in Maryland, DIY Rainwater Collection System, and Strawberry Tree.Great Escape Podcast is an audio version of the blog posts from...

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Strawberry Tree

The strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo, is an ornamental tree or shrub that produces edible fruit and is also a medicinal.  It likes well-drained soil, full sun, and is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7-10. It is native to western...

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DIY Rainwater Collection System

This past weekend I put together a DIY Rainwater Collection System.  It consists of an IBC tote, modifications to the downspouts and some 3” PVC.  This post will explain all of the steps that were used in putting this...

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Suburban Homesteading in Maryland

This post and accompanying video provides a look into Suburban Homesteading in Maryland.  In the video I walk around the property and show you the many edible plants that are growing, flowering, and fruiting.The video shows blueberries plants and...

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