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Aug 10, 2023


There are many different kinds of greywater systems and ways to employ them in a garden. Martha uses greywater from her washing machine to water her fruit trees. She reaps other benefits, too, including financial incentives!

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Martha Retallick is named for her great grandmother, a Victory Gardener who fed eight people from her plot in the blizzard capital of America, Buffalo, New York. With that level of determination in her DNA, Martha has to find ways to make gardening work. Even in Tucson, Arizona. She’ll reveal her secret superpower, water harvesting, during her “Epic Gardening” appearance.

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