Todd McCree is Appointed President of Great Escape Farms
Today Great Escape Farms announced that Todd McCree is Appointed President of Great Escape Farms in charge of farm and Internet operations. Todd brings an extensive background in computer networks and the Internet along with farm operations and plant propagation. These combined skills will make Great Escape Farms a success on the farm as well as online. Todd will act as the Editor of the blog posts and web master of the company’s web sites. He will also be the head of operations of the farm and nursery.
Recently Todd has worked at a farm where he put in several thousand feet of swales and planted into them. He also received a great deal of hands on knowledge with day-to-day farm activities with the animals. The animals included pigs, cows, horses, ducks, rabbits, chickens, and barn cats.
Todd has been doing plant propagation on both hardwood and softwood cuttings since 2014. This spring he put in a propagation bed with an intermittent mist system.
Todd grew up in Pasadena, MD where he graduated from Chesapeake High School. He then joined the Air Force for a four-year enlistment, followed by several years at the University of Maryland where he received a BS in Computer Information Science. He then went on to get a job as a Network Systems Engineer. When not attending school or working as an engineer, Todd gardened, worked part time at a nursery, and took several permaculture and PDC courses.
Great Escape Farms is the parent company of Great Escape Nursery and Great Escape Consulting. Great Escape Farms runs a web site with daily blog posts about permaculture gardens, unique edible plants, and homesteading.
Thanks to all who have voted on the logo. We will take the three pictures below and have a graphic artist design a theme around them for our businesses. We can not use the exact photos below because they are copy righted and we do not have the rights to them. I will post an update to this post in a few weeks when we get the artwork back from the graphic artist.
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Logo #7 – Will send to the Graphic Artist as a base to design something like this for the nursery business.
Option #9 – Will send to the Graphic Artist as a base to design something like this for the Farm business.
Option 11 – The cartoon itself is out but I need something similar for the consulting business. I’ll have to rely heavily on the graphic artist for this one.
I have started a running list of topics to be covered on this blog. At the moment the list covers just over 200 individual topics. That equates to 40 weeks of blog posts. The categories include; book reviews, magazine reviews, insects… both beneficial and pests, permaculture principles, plant propagation, my farm experiments, DVD reviews, website reviews, nurseries that I buy from, podcast, seminar and plant reviews. I also have a miscellaneous category that has all kinds of mixed topics thrown in.
I have 79 plants to review, all of which are planted on the farm. I will give the pertinent information and then tell you about my experience with them. Because plants make up almost half of my topics at the moment, I will spend the next couple of weeks covering two plants a week.
Next I have 48 books to review, so I will do one book review a week. As a general rule I will do one post per book and give a brief overview of the book followed by what my thoughts of the book are. The one exception to this is a book called “Permaculture – A Designers’ Manual”. I will write a separate blog post for each of the 14 chapters in the book. This book is the foundation for many of the other books covered on this blog so a much more in depth review will be given.
For the next month or two the blog posts will only be in text form. After I get the administrative and logistics of the business a little more settled, I will start doing some podcasts and video segments. Each of these will require special equipment and software, so a learning curve will need to be factored into the timeline for posting this type of media.
If you have any specific topics you would like to see covered, please post a comment with that topic. Any time you have a question about a topic or post please comment on that post.
I will start chipping away at the 200 plus topics about plants, permaculture, and plant propagation topics list for future blog posts starting Monday of next week. The other topics include: Permaculture Gardens, Permaculture Maryland, Forest Garden Design, Creating a Forest Garden, Edible forest gardens, Forest garden plants, Establishing a food forest, Permaculture garden layout, Permaculture garden design ideas, Sustainable living garden, and Permaculture Plants. We will also delver into Sustainability gardens, Permaculture landscaping, Permaculture garden plan, Unusual things to grow your garden, Unique edible plants, Unusual food plants, List of things to grow in a garden, Fruits to grow in a garden, Forest garden plants, Edible food forest, and Permaculture forest gardening.
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The blog is only updated from time to time until we get the consulting business up and running, which will hopefully be sometime in 2017.
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Great Escape Farms is officially launched as a company that provides information on permaculture gardens, forest garden design, edible forest gardens, and permaculture garden layout. We will be providing permaculture garden design ideas and how to grow a sustainable living garden using permaculture plants. In the future our store, linked on the menu bar above, will sell unusual edible plants to grow as well as provide information on the easiest edible plants to grow.