buying garden tools

Posted 7 years, 9 months ago    0 comments

Tim's advice on buying a good spade in February Urban and Country. Read online here 

giving the spade and shovel a work out; Humare Park, Hillcrest
giving the spade and shovel a work out; Humare Park, Hillcrest


our new Fruit Tree eBook

Posted 7 years, 10 months ago    0 comments

How to Plant a Fruit Tree: A Guide for Organic Gardeners

$3.80 Green Footprint Publishing 2014
Available on amazon
By Clare Jackson, with Alice Bulmer

‘a refreshing, easy to read and user-friendly book’

We’re really excited to announce that Green Footprint’s second eBook is out now! It covers what you need to know to get your young fruit trees off to a great start. How to Plant a Fruit Tree: A Guide for Organic Gardeners is written by Green Footprint’s Clare Jackson, in association with Alice Bulmer.

Growing your own fruit is rewarding and easy, and this is a great time of year to start planning your home orchard. If you start out right, your fruit trees will be producing in a remarkably short time. How a tree is planted has a huge influence over how healthy and productive it is.

 In this eBook you’ll find everything you need to know about planting a fruiting tree or shrub, clearly laid out, in easy to follow steps, with useful photos. We also cover how to choose fruit trees, where to plant them and how to care for a tree during the first year.

Everything in this eBook has been thoroughly trialed over many years by Clare Jackson and Tim Newton of Green Footprint. We think How to Plant a Fruit Tree is essential reading for home gardeners.

“This book contains everything I wish I’d known when I planted my fruit trees,” says co-author Alice.

You can read this eBook on most kinds of electronic devices – home computers, tablets, smartphones and Kindles.

 How to Plant a Fruit Tree is the second book in Green Footprint’s Organic Gardening Essentials series.

Our first eBook, Growing Great Seedlings: A Guide for Home Gardeners is also available on Amazon.

Here’s what some readers said about Growing Great Seedlings:

an easy to read, clear, simple and encouraging book, well worth having at your gardening finger tips.”

“Some gardeners think growing their own plants from seed is really difficult, but Clare Jackson uses her extensive experience in organic gardening and landscape design to provide good practical advice to demonstrate that this is not so…”

How to Plant a Fruit Tree: A Guide for Organic Gardeners

Waterwise Gardening

Posted 7 years, 11 months ago    0 comments

For tips on gardening sustainably through dry weather, read our December column in Urban and Country


the joys of a home orchard

Posted 8 years, 1 month ago    0 comments

GreenFootprint's October column in Urban and Country Magazine is about growing your own fruit in the Waikato.

If you have any comments (or suggestions for future articles) we'd love to hear from you.

Sowing the seeds for great spring gardening: Green Footprint’s first eBook is out now!

Posted 8 years, 2 months ago    0 comments

We’re proud to announce the publication of Green Footprint’s very first eBook. Growing Great Seedlings: A guide for home gardeners is now available on Amazon. It’s written by Green  Footprint’s Clare Jackson, in association with Alice Bulmer.

Growing Great Seedlings will help you get your garden off to a great start. It contains tips and secrets for growing healthy seedlings, explained in simple steps. It’s a great resource for home gardeners who want to get the best results for their time and effort. We think it’s great value for $3.85.

Growing seedlings is really not that time consuming, Clare says. Your seedlings will be growing very quickly. You’ll save money and get plants that are better quality than many commercially grown seedlings.

It’s a great way to start spring gardening



Companion Planting

Posted 8 years, 3 months ago    0 comments

In the latest Urban and Country Magazine, our sustainable gardening page takes a look at companion plants. Read online at

Green Footprint in Urban and Country Magazine

Posted 8 years, 4 months ago    0 comments

Would you like to read Green Footprint's latest gardening column in the July edition of Urban and Country Magazine? the e -version is available online at


upgrade of tracks and steps in Humare Park, Hamilton

Posted 8 years, 5 months ago    0 comments

Tim and the GreenFootprint team have just finished building a new track and steps through the gully in Humare Park, Hillcrest.