The Products and Services I Use and Recommend:
For organic fertilisers, the best place to go is Environmental Fertlisers
I get seeds from Kings Seeds and Egmonts
I use fibreglass rods from Polynet Products to make cloches, and Wondermesh from the Biological Husbandry Unit at Lincoln University to keep the bugs off.
To Learn More About Growing
Nutri-tech Solutions (Australia) are leaders in soil biology and have some great blog posts.
Roebuck Farm in Taranaki practises bio-intensive gardening and restorative grazing
Milkwood (Australia) runs courses in bio-intensive gardening, Permaculture, and other organic lifestyle skills and has excellent blog posts and articles.
Growing Power in Wisconsin are doing inspirational things with worm compost and aquaponics in an urban setting. This is a You Tube clip, introducing them.
Here is an article on how a New Zealand school transformed its school pool into an aquaponic system.
And here’s an idea: geothermally heated greenhouses
Jean-Martin Fortier is a successful market gardener in Canada earning 6 figures per year off a small piece of land. He leads workshops worldwide and he talks through his system in a You Tube series here.
Curtis Stone is another successful urban farmer and teacher with a his own You Tube channel with all sorts of tutorials and VLOGs.
Pod Gardening is a great New Zealand resource.
And for really good tomato tips I’ve used tomato dirt (USA)
I love this clip – using ducks to manage an organic vineyard.
A primer on the importance of mycorrizhae in plant growth
The leader in soil biology is Dr Elaine Ingham and this is a talk of hers on the soil food web and why it’s important. Farm Profits in Roots Depth
I recommend this post on the soil food web by Sheldon Frith (Canada) The Foundation of Everything. There’s other interesting stuff on his blog too.
Biological farming has been used to great effect in New Zealand restore the landscape – this in the New Zealand Herald
The Female Farmer Project, and FarmHer are beautiful sites documenting women farmers.