On This Episode of The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Harold and Rachel Talk About Their Picks For Some Of The Best Places To Get Trees, Bushes, Vines, and Canes For Your Homestead.
The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 182 – January 12, 2023
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Where To Get Trees, Bushes, Vines, and Canes For Your Homestead
Cuttings and Plants From Other Homesteaders
- Networking the homesteading community
- Small family-owned nurseries
- Large retailer garden centers – choose wisely
- Indiana – https://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/tree-seedling-nurseries/
- West Michigan- https://naturenearby.org/2021-native-plant-tree-sales-in-west-michigan/
Arbor Day Foundation
- Website – https://shop.arborday.org/nursery
- A nonprofit organization founded in 1972
- Their mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.
Stark Bother’s Nurseries
- Website – https://www.starkbros.com/
- Founded by James Hart Stark over 200 years ago.
- Located in Louisiana, Missouri, on over 300 acres of land.
Dave Wilson Nursery
- Website – https://www.davewilson.com/
- Established by Dave Wilson in 1938
- Located near Reedley, California, they are farming more than one thousand acres on a four-year rotation, growing over four million trees a year.
Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply
- Website – https://www.groworganic.com/
- Started as a small family-owned operation in 1976 in Nevada City, California.
- Largest independent U.S. retailer focused on organic farm & gardening supplies.
Edible Acres Permaculture Nursery
- Website – https://www.edibleacres.org/
- YouTube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCznk4o83WjKFCwEZ8th8wHQ
- Located in the Finger Lakes area of NY State
- Focused on permaculture principles, forest gardening, and low cost and no cost approaches to simpler living.
Rare Plant Store – Nick Ferguson
- Website – https://rareplantstore.com/
- Listen to our podcast episode with Nick Ferguson about fodder trees.
Cold Stream Farm
- Website – https://www.coldstreamfarm.net/
- Located in Free Soil, Michigan
- Website – https://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees/
- Began in 1978 and is located in Clinton, Maine.
- Specializing in cold-hardy varieties
Food Forest Farm
- Website – https://www.foodforestfarm.com/
- Permaculture-focused nursery
- Owned and operated since 2010 in Ithaca, New York by Jonathan Bates (co-author of Paradise Lot)
- Website – https://edgewood-nursery.com/
- Permaculture-focused nursery with many unusual plants
- Located in Falmouth, Maine.
Today’s Recommended Books
- Harold’s Pick – Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe – published in 1719
- Rachel’s Pick – Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend
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