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Solving Water Runoff Problems Block by Block

This video shows water runoff solutions in Philadelphia. Some topics here are moving water off roofs, rain barrels, planter boxes to divert water and water as a resource.

Harvesting Rainwater in Pennsylvania

Maximizing the uses of rainwater and minimizing the impacts of stormwater runoff through native landscaping, infiltration and harvesting for reuse was a goal from the start. This video looks at a property (house with barn and surrounding land) in Pennsylvania and what the architect did to design a more sustainable use of the water that falls as rain. Rainwater here is redirected to irrigate yard plantings and once filtered to a cistern that the homeowner says is full almost all the time.

Harvesting Rainwater from GreenTreks Network on Vimeo.

Hunting for Ramps (“Spring Leeks”)

Don King (no, not the boxing promoter) of TheMushroomHunter.com in Ohio shows us how find, recognize and harvest ramps.

Cavan and Tom Patterson of Wild Purveyors, a wholesaler of wild edibles and organic produce sources in and around Pittsburg, emphasize harvesting ramps sustainably. They say that it takes seven years for a ramp to grow from seed to full maturity, so how you harvest them is important.

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