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Martinsville VA Eco-House 2019 Project Update

An exciting year for the Martinsville Eco-House, part of Prosperity Homestead’s Permaculture Demonstration Site. From corrective brick work on chimney and old furnace exhaust, to timbering the property to correct erosion problems.

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Largest Hugelkultur in Henry County VA

It was a pleasure to help with the largest hugelkultur bed in Henry County VA (Ridgeway) — quite possibly the […]

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Erosion control and run-off management

Every rain inches of soil wash away, never to be seen again.  Follow this soil down streams of run-off, down creeks into rivers, eventually into disappearing ponds.  Lake Lanier in Martinsville VA, like hundreds of ponds across Virginia pay more than $150,000 to be dredged.  This is a massive budget for a private pond. Continue reading