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Symphony of the Soil

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Organic family farms

As part of the International Year of Family Farming, Organic NZ is publishing profiles of organic family farms in every issue for 2014. We've selected four of these articles for you to read online - see below.

Healthy goats, healthy cheese

Alice Bulmer visits John and Jeanne van Kuyk of Aroha Organic Goat Cheese
It’s the middle of a drought – and John and Jeanne van Kuyk’s ‘girls’ couldn’t be happier ... more

It’s a vine thing

Theresa Sjoquist profiles Artisan Wines, a family vineyard that has become a hub of the Oratia community with its restaurant and weekly farmers’ market ... more

Te Koha Organics

by Bridget Freeman Rock
Shiloh, home to Te Koha Organics, is an 11-acre paradise on the outskirts of Hastings ... more

Success from the ground up

Suzanne Middleton visits Paul and Tracey Ruddenklau, who manage Kilbrannan near Te Anau, and discovers that organic farm management can be as intense and challenging as ownership ... more

Conflict of interest for new EPA head

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency has been an open advocate of genetic engineering, and therefore has a conflict of interest when

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Zealanders can take heart that it is now confirmed that regional councils have the right to make planning decisions about the outdoor use of ge

Organic NZ latest issue

Highlights

Sept/Oct 2015

Leap into spring with our ‘Growing together’ issue! We have tips for home gardeners: how to feed your family, and how to grow better veges in windy sites. Find out about the healing power of gardening, and one woman’s wwoofing story.

Other stories include:

·         Organic silver lining to dairy crisis

·         Earthing – why physical contact with the earth is so important.

·         Profiles of 6 organic growers – the Opotiki ‘pod’ in Eastern Bay of Plenty

·         Electric vehicles – driving into the future!

·         Strawbale houses

·         Recipes: avocado chocolate mousse, raw crackers, 20 ways with asparagus

PLUS: the ever-popular moon calendar, prizes, and more…

...see full contents HERE.

 

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