Antiviral plant medicine 

Denise Cox explores the antiviral properties of plants, particularly in the forms of essential oils and tinctures.   Disclaimer This information is not intended as medical diagnosis or prescription. Please contact your healthcare provider if you feel unwell or have symptoms of covid-19.  … Read More

How to make a charbecue 

posted in: Magazine Articles

Sharon Stevens in conversation with Dennis Enright    What could be better than a summer barbie with family, friends, and neighbours?  To Dennis Enright, the answer is obvious: switch out the barbecue for a charbecue. “It’s a lot of fun.”   You’ll still cook up your kai, … Read More

Safe weed control

posted in: Magazine Articles

in our streets and parks   – giving up glyphosate! Hana Blackmore of the group Weed Management Advisory looks at council weed management practices and how we can make our neighbourhoods safer and healthier.  Tried, trusted… yet little known  Almost unnoticed, a delicate little remit … Read More

Organics: the time is now!  

posted in: Community, Food, Health, Organics

We need to lead the way By Noel Josephson, CEO of Ceres Organics  The growth of the organic market is significant such that within a relatively few years every major food retailer has felt compelled to have an organic offering even … Read More

The joys of sauerkraut

posted in: Food, Magazine Articles

The principle is simple. You cut and salt fresh cabbage so the juices weep out of it, then allow natural yeasts to ferment it in its own brine. This turns the sugars into lactic acid by anaerobic (airless) fermentation. Gradually … Read More

Local food, local money

Sharon Stevens looks at the connection between local, regenerative food production and homegrown currencies such as her local ‘Loaves’. From local markets to direct farmer-to-consumer relationships, regenerative agriculture is bonded with place-based economies. To support local food and other relocalisation … Read More

Whenua Warrior

Whenua Warrior Moko Morris talks with Kelly Francis, a Kai Oranga graduate and the catalyst for over 250 food gardens that have been planted since last spring. Motivated by attending a Kai Oranga course at Papatuānuku Marae, Kelly Francis (Ngāti … Read More

Expect a Miracle

posted in: Health, Magazine Articles

Published in Organic NZ May/June 2018 – 1.5.18, Health & Food Section   Tremane Barr shares his experiences of surviving pancreatic cancer.   “Sorry, but the cancer has spread from the main 12 cm neuroendocrine tumour in the pancreas to … Read More

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