This post covers Epi075 Great Escape Farms Podcast – Moving to every other week podcast and newsletter, Geoff Lawton PDC, Interview with Michael Judd, and Great Escape Nursery Discount code.
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This episode is not going to be the usual weekly episode. Today’s podcast will be a short one as I just have a few items to pass along to you. First and foremost, the weekly podcast updates are going to change to bi-weekly or every other week. This is being done because I need the time this spring to focus on the core business, which is the nursery business.
Going forward I will post four to six blog posts in a two-week period. The blog posts will be the outlines for the podcasts, as they have been for the last year and a half. We still plan on posting three to five videos on YouTube and will attempt to be as active as possible on the Facebook group “Homesteading and Permaculture”. Our newsletter will also switch to every other week and will come out on the days that the podcast is posted.
A few other random notes I want to pass on – Two weeks ago I did a video interview with Michael Judd, who is the author of “Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist”. I plan to edit those videos and post them on the YouTube channel in the coming weeks. We have hopes that the audio can be used as a standalone podcast as well. If it does work out that way, I should be posting that interview in mid-February.
I’ll be starting my vegetables indoors in the next week or so. With that project, will come several posts. The posts include how I start plants indoors, do a product review on my indoor grow lights and give a review on how to stratify and scarify seeds.
This past weekend the contractors completed putting a roof on the mobile next to the farm. The property and mobile home will likely be the business headquarters starting next year. Now that the roof is on, I can start gutting the inside and rebuilding it.
Other projects this spring include finishing the sheet mulch project in the garden area at the farm, extending the food forest by another 75 feet, and planning out several swale runs across the fields out at the farm. I’m also working on two consulting gigs in the local area. Each may be an opportunity for people local to the Maryland area to assist with if they want a little hands on experience. More to come on that in the near future.
Another thing gnawing at my time is preparing for the summer move from suburbia to the farm. We are slowly moving stuff to the farm and getting rid of excess while trying to fix the place fixed up to put on the market. Once we are living at the farm, things should be a little easier.
One other item I’m working on this spring is taking another PDC. I have two PDCs under my belt, but had the chance to take the online Geoff Lawton PDC for a special discount, so I felt like I had to sign up. I wouldn’t have added this extra work load at all if it wasn’t for Geoff teaching it. I’m three weeks in and so far, it is awesome. I’ll do a review of the different PDCs I’ve taken of the past few years after I complete this one.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the nursery yet, head on over to GreatEscapeNursery.com and see what we are selling this year. I’ll be updating and adding items in a week or so. And don’t forget to use the discount code “Get10” to get a discount code for 10% off your entire purchase. This discount code is only good until January 31st 2017.
Our next regular podcast will be January 23, 2017 and will highlight the posts and videos from the last two weeks. After that, the podcast will be every two weeks from then on.
That’s it for this week. Please visit our blog at GreatEscapeFarms.com
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