Berrysmith Foundation

Chemical Free Pest Control

Try these tricks to help stop the pests attacking your fruit and vegetables. Paul from Pod Gardening shares his tips for natural pest control.

Organic Greenhouse Opens in Michigan Hospital

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in Michigan has launched its very own organic greenhouse. Measuring 1,500 square feet, the greenhouse is a steady source of organic fruit and vegetable for patients, café meals at the hospital and also operates as a seasonal farmer’s market.

New Web Guide for Growers

POD is a website for people who grow - or want to grow - fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs, live seasonally and sustainably and are looking for clear and useful information, guidance and advice. 

The D.I.Y Adventures of Tin Tin

Now is a good time to start thinking about your spring planting – herbs, pots of pretty perennials and succulents are relatively compact and low maintenance, making them ideal for a cute DIY tin can planter.

Edible Garden Plans for Auckland City

Plans are afoot for a 1500-square-metre edible garden to be established in Auckland City’s Wynyard Quarter.

100 Best Permaculture & Homesteading Books

The Ultimate Reading List for Sustainable Living.

Bucket Gardens

Anybody can afford to make a bucket garden from a 99c bucket, some potting mix and a few plants purchased from your local garden centre all for less that $10.00.

Aquaponics - Beyond Organics

Aquaponics is chemical-free food production, but it also looks at food production systems from a holistic sustainability viewpoint. It is a complete biological system.
Aquaponics presents a solution to some key environmental issues including the declining amount of arable land per capita, the dwindling supply of fresh water and the over fishing of the seas.

Dr Ripley Fox's Integrated Village System

Ashley Berrysmith is visiting Dr Ripley (92) and Denise Fox in the South of France in late January 2012. He is looking forward to discussing their project in West Africa regarding building and operating his Integrated Village System.

Green Carpet Mesclun

This clever kit is a unique Kiwi invention. Wool off-cuts that are usually discarded have been collected and weaved into a carpet then Mesclun seeds are embedded ...

Aquaponics vs Hydroponics

The Aquaponic Ventures Ltd trial at Tasman Bay Herbs site in Motueka, Nelson has had some interesting results so far. Since the early stages of the trial, the Aquaponic herbs and salad greens have grown at the same rate, or faster, than their hydroponically grown competitors.

©2015 Berrysmith Foundation | Terms & Conditions | Security Policy