Berries, Berry Plants and
 
Permaculture
 
 
We sell berry plants in an effort to encourage urban permaculture using edible perennials. Tear up that useless lawn and plant some blueberries. You won't ever regret it!
 
My 4 season 1000 sq. ft Greenhouse is built and includes inflated walls for extra insulation. Internal heat provided from hot compost piles. I will be propagating a lot more berries going forward and will continue to offer more and more variety. Online sales and shipping available too. Email me at travis@greenconversion.net or call me at 360-398-3165 Travis

PLANTS AVAILABLE 2016

  • All of the following are in 1 gallon pots.
  • 4 year old blueberry Plants, Hardy Blue. only $4 each. Special Sale Price while supplies last. Quantity discounts available. Plants are slightly root bound so need to be planted this spring.
  • 3 Year Blueberry Plants, Duke and Bluecrop. $5 each.
  • 2 Year old Tiben Black Currants - $5 each
  • Small supply of the following for $10 each - Green and red gooseberries, red, white and black currants, Jostaberry, Kiwi and Goji Berry.

Examples of how we have helped others take a step towards Sustainability:

Farm for Shelter, Lummi Nation, Washington










A great organization that is providing shelter for the homeless and helping them to grow food on the land available to them. I have provided over 100 blueberry plants that will provide healthy berries to the homeless for decades to come.

Future U-Pick in Welcome Valley, WA













Over 100 plants have been sold to the future U-Pick Farm along the North Fork of the Nooksack River. I provide all the information needed to assist with the planting of my plants and can also provide soil amendments or do ALL the planting myself.  Farm owners are taking one step at a time towards Sustainability! Currently I am working with them to take another step by installing microhydro electrical power generation capability for their home and farm.






Agnes Judd's Organic Berry Farm
Agnieszka (Agnes) Judd and her husband's plan is to have a little organic berry farm. They live close to Chicago where there is a large population of people from Europe, especially Poland and Russia. Currants are very popular in these countries and they decided to try and see how it goes farming currants and blueberries. They have some land that they currently only mow and they felt it is a waste not to do something more. Agnes' dad had a plantation of black currant and sour cherries in Poland so they have some experience. They both enjoy gardening and their plan is to have a U-pick farm where people can come and enjoy the nature and have fun picking berries. We helped Agnes obtain plants at a reasonable price by selling her a total of 300 plants (rooted cutting and 2 year old black currants) to help her get her plan off the ground. Good Luck Agnes!
 
 
Black Currants - The ELIXIR of YOUTH.

Black currants have a very high content in antioxidants and vitamins. In particular, they're very rich in Vitamin C. Black currants also contain several rare nutrients, like GLA ( Gamma Linoleic Acid, a very rare Omega-6 essential fatty acid) and MAOI (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors), and may therefore be used in therapies against depression. A recent study....found black currants to be the "no 1 fruit for the complete range of nutraceuticals as compared to the 20 most popular fruits - including pomegranate.

Black currants are very rich in many phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals. They have been shown to have twice the potassium of bananas, four times the vitamin C of oranges, and twice the antioxidants of blueberries.
 
Black currants contain anthocyanins, which are compounds naturally found in berries. They are very potent antioxidants and are responsible for the color of blackcurrants. Around 300 different types of anthocyanins have been discovered. Anthocyanins inhibit the enzymes Cyclo-oxygenase 1 and 2, and reduce inflammation and the effects of arthritis in the body. The effect is similar to aspirin or ibuprofen, so many middle-aged and old people are choosing the healthier blackcurrant juice over these drugs.
 
The fruit juice of black currant contains proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins and a polysaccharide-rich substance, cassis polysaccharide (CAPS), and has macrophage-stimulating activity. Its interleukin (IL)-1beta-inducing activity is very high, compared with other fruit juices. CAPS was found to consist of mannose, galactose, xylose, rhamnose, xylose, arabinose, and glucose. This substance has been proven to be very toxic against tumor cells, so studies are being performed to determine the anti-cancer properties of black currants.
 
In addition, black currant seed oil contains 47% linoleic (18:2n6),14% alpha-linolenic (18:3n3), 12% gamma-linolenic (18:3n6), and 2.7% stearidonic (18:4n3) acids. Of these, gamma-linoleic is rarely found in any other natural resource, and both alpha and gamma-linoleic are essential fatty acids, which means our body cannot produce them on its own.
 
And a little bit about me..... 
 
Planting Blueberries at Roosevel Elementary School

It all started when I sourced out plants for planting at the Roosevelt Elementary School last fall in an effort to plant 350 edible perennials to raise awareness of global warming (http://www.350.org/). Note, 350 is considered the sustainable level of CO2 in the atmosphere, which we have already exceeded with no looking back. Anyway, I have since made relationships with local farmers who also want to do what they can to make a step towards sustainability.
Plant a blueberry and make a small step towards a sustainable food supply. Encourage your neighbors, friends, schools, workplace, institution, etc. to plant blueberries, raspberries, black currants within sustainable food forests and help many other make the step too. Lead by example and be bold. When we all start stepping in unison, we will have power and traction needed to take us to the next level of sustainability.
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