Compost solutions for urban renters

How easy is it for urban renters to compost their food scraps? Meghan Read interviews two Aucklanders in contrasting living situations about the options they’ve chosen.   Michael Sewell, 22, living in University accommodation Michael’s in his fourth year of an engineering science degree at … 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

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

Living the change

A new film shines the spotlight on our organic and sustainable heroes. Philippa Jamieson finds out more. Climate change… la la la la la. Environmental destruction – I know, it’s terrible! Social breakdown, economic collapse, help, what do we do? … Read More

How to grow olives

By Denise Cox  First published in Organic NZ May/June 2017   Olives (Olea europea) are evergreen trees native to Northern Africa. Cultivated since prehistoric times, olives are integral to the culture, diet and economies of the Mediterranean basin. Spain produces 45% of the world’s … Read More

Editorial: TPPA smoke screen

Organic NZ Magazine: March/April 2014 Section: Regulars Author: Philippa Jamieson Smoking stinks. It kills about 5000 people in New Zealand a year, and causes or contributes to many ongoing health problems. Plain packaging of cigarettes has almost universal cross-party support … Read More

Hemp: The comeback crop

Organic NZ Magazine: November/December 2013 Section: Features Author: Rachel Rose Hemp is an ancient crop, grown for its fibre and put to thousands of uses. Unreasonably lumped in with cannabis, hemp was supplanted and restricted for nearly a hundred years … Read More

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