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This category covers all topics that do not directly fit into permaculture principles, forest garden design, and unusual food plants.

November 2016 Sustainable Homestead Update

The November 2016 Sustainable Homestead Update is a split weekend update.  By that I mean it covers projects from both the WV and MD homesteads.Groundhog Update The groundhog is still trying to get under the deck.  He has been digging...

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Propagating Blackberries via Tipping or Layering

This video is about Propagating Blackberries via Tipping or Layering.  These wonderful bushes propagate themselves and we show you how to dig them up and transplant them.Rooting Themselves The blackberry plants that I have, grow into almost a vine and...

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Garage Plumbing Winterization

This post is about how I go about Garage Plumbing Winterization.  We will show you how I shut the water off, drain the lines, and add a special antifreeze. This needs to be done every year before the temperature...

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West Virginia Sustainable Homestead Update – October 2016

This video is a West Virginia Sustainable Homestead Update – October 2016.  We provide updates on bags of leaves, winterizing the rainwater harvesting system, winterizing the garage, a broke 4x4, the new Great Escape Farms headquarters and the last...

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Backyard Nursery Propagation Bed Winterization

This post, titled Backyard Nursery Propagation Bed Winterization, talks about what needs to be done to prepare a propagation bed with softwood cuttings for winter.  We also go over what we need to do with last year’s cuttings that...

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Red Wiggler Worm Compost Bin

This post is about how to make a red wiggler worm compost bin.  I will show you how to make the bin and what items to put in it.  The parts used are two plastic tubs or bins, two...

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Propagating Nanking Cherry

This post is about Propagating Nanking Cherry.  We talk about how to take softwood cuttings and use them to propagate these plants.  First, we will cover some basics about nanking cherry. Nanking Bush Cherry Basics The Nanking Bush Cherry, Prunus tomentosa,...

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Permaculture Design Course Videos and Pictures

This post goes over the Permaculture Design Course Videos and Pictures from the PDC I took this past summer.  The course was given by Charm City Farms of Baltimore, MD.  The course was great and had a lot of...

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A Stroll through the Michael Judd Food Forest

This post is written about A Stroll through the Michael Judd Food Forest I took when I was at his paw paw festival back in September.Michael is the author of “Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist”, a very good...

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