Basic Principles

Basic Principles are items that you should be aware of how to when you create a forest garden or do anything else on the farm.

Food Forest Garden Update WV April 2017

This post is a Food Forest Garden Update WV April 2017.  It shows my two-year-old food forest, goes over some of the plants in the garden, and shows some of the supporting features in the forest garden.Great Escape Farms...

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Herb Spiral with Michael Judd | Permaculture

Today I have the pleasure of showing you Herb Spiral with Michael Judd and some of the work he has done with herb spirals and to explain what an herb spiral is.  Michael himself makes an appearance near the...

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Baltimore City Fruit Tree Partnership Program

This past weekend I attended the Baltimore City Fruit Tree Partnership Program as a vendor.  It is a really neat program that gives a free fruit tree away to anyone in the city who wants one.All the patrons had...

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Forest Garden Design and Care Class

Yesterday I attended a Forest Garden Design and Care class in Bowie, MD, just outside of Washington, DC.  I have studied forest garden design and even wrote articles on it, but I'm still learning.  This article is about my...

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Sheet Mulching or Lasagna Gardening

Sheet mulching or lasagna gardening,  is like composting in place. The process can take three to six months, but the finished compost does not have to be hauled. It suppresses weeds and builds fertile soil.Sheet mulching or lasagna gardening...

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Plant Propagation via Cuttings | Wind Blown

This article, Plant Propagation via Cuttings - Wind Blown, talks about the cuttings that were planted in January and February out at the farm in WV.  I went up there this weekend and found that many of the cuttings...

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Seed Scarification Techniques | Scarify Your Seeds

Seed Scarification Techniques | Scarify Your Seeds This post goes over several different Seed Scarification Techniques.  To scarify your seeds is the damaging of the protective coating on a seed so it will break dormancy.  Yesterday I covered the topic...

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How to Stratify Seeds | Start Seed Stratification

How to Stratify Seeds | Start Seed Stratification This post, titled How to Stratify Seeds | Start Seed Stratification, explains why you need to stratify seeds and how to stratify seeds.There are seeds that you can take right off the...

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Compost Information – Grow Soil to Grow Good Plants

Compost Information – Grow Soil to Grow Good Plants This post gives  you valuable compost information, how to make it, and the "Do"s and "Don't"s of making compost.Composting is a natural process in which macro- and micro-organisms break down organic materials...

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Swales A Permaculture Practice

Swales A Permaculture Practice This post, Swales A Permaculture Practice, describes what a swale is and my experience building swales over the past to years.Water flowing down a hill that may erode that hill is not really termed a “problem”. ...

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