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Aug 9, 2023

Rainwater cisterns are a great way to actively harvest and conserve water. Here, Kevin and Martha discuss the ins and outs of using cisterns, and the benefits that come with installing them in your yard.

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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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