Starting and Running a Nursery Business – Todd McCree

Starting and Running a Nursery Business

  1. Training that helped with Plant Propagation and the Nursery Business
  2. The income model – multiple streams
  3. How to get the word out about your business – Facebook, meetup groups, word of mouth etc.
  4. What to do in the Winter Months with a Nursery Business
  5. Learn how I set up the “IT” stuff – YouTube, Blog Post, Podcast, and Facebook
  6. Laws, Regulations, and Accounting

Meet Your Presenter

Todd McCree

Todd McCree

Todd is an experienced gardener, having gardened and landscaped since the early 80’s. In the mid 80s he worked for a garden center and did a little commercial landscaping.

Although he is an engineer by education and primary job, he gardened at his residences in the 90’s and 2000’s. In 2012, he and his wife bought a 10-acre parcel of property in West Virginia that had 42 mature fruit trees on it. He got busy planting additional trees and putting in a food forest. This property, now called Great Escape Farms, has over 500 edible plants on it.

In the past few years he has worked part time on other farms, taken several permaculture design courses and plant propagation courses and has regularly been propagating his own plants since 2013.

Todd opened Great Escape Farms and Great Escape Nursery in 2015 and sold his first plants online in 2016. In two months’ time he launched four web blogs, a YouTube channel, and a weekly podcast, all while maintaining his full time engineering job.


Meet Your Moderator

Partner, Director of Education PermaEthos

Josiah Wallingford started working for Hewlett Packard at the age of 15 as a technical support representative. By age 17 he was a national technical support trainer for HP technical support representative.
When he turned 18, Josiah joined the U.S. Army as an active duty 19D (Cavalry Scout). While in the military he trained army units heading to Iraq and Afghanistan at Fort Irwin, the National Training Center (N.T.C.). He did one 13 month tour in Afghanistan attached to the 101st Airborn Division stationed at Camp Delta in Bagram Airfield where he toured and monitored the Parwan, Bamyan and Panjshir provinces.
After an honorable discharge from the military after eight years of service he became a project manager for what is now SmartTV where he installed high speed internet (HSIA) and video on demand platforms in luxury hotels throughout the United States.
In 2013 Josiah applied for and was awarded an internship with Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast. Josiah and Jack become close friends and formed PermaEthos with three additional business partners in 2014 where he is now the Director of Education.

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