Anthea Madill is the owner of Remix Plastic, which sells jewellery and other products made from plastic waste as part of her kaupapa to educate people about sustainability. We talked to her about this mahi, and why we need to think beyond recycling as the main solution.
Awatea Organics is a research and training farm in Whangārei specialising in heritage organic food, seed and medicine. Its founder, Tui Shortland, talked to us about food sovereignty, saving heritage seed and her work supporting indigenous communities internationally.
With seasonal flu, colds and Covid-19 circulating, maintaining optimum health for you and your family is more important than ever. Natural health practitioners gave us their top tips on getting organised, staying well and looking after yourself if you do get sick.
On a stretch of coastline at Kēkerengū, midway between Kaikōura and Blenheim, a field of medicinal plants is growing in the sunshine and sea breezes. This is no small garden. It spans 10 ha, making it the largest medicinal cannabis plantation in New Zealand. And unlike any other cannabis farm in New Zealand, this one is fully certified organic.
Flower farming wasn’t in the plan for Craig and Mandy Purvis, but grew out of a shift away from the corporate world and towards organics.
Theresa Sjöquist traces the couple’s journey to becoming one of the few certified organic flower growers in New Zealand.
Common Unity’s roots are deeply set in its community in the Hutt Valley,
25 km north of Wellington. We marvelled at everything this not-for-profit organisation was achieving: growing and distributing food, sharing knowledge and building its own solutions to the challenges faced in its community.
The demand for New Zealand organic produce is growing, reflecting the global trend. Local experts share their thoughts with Melissa Reid on how the sector can scale up to meet domestic and export demands.
Social enterprise Nisa employs former refugees and migrants to make underwear from organic cotton and recycled materials. Siti Hajjar Sulaiman visits the Wellington workshop to meet founder Elisha Watson and the team. Photography: Nisa We hope you enjoy this free article from Organic NZ. Sign up now for a print or digital subscription and get…
Bridget Freeman-Rock interviews former Soil & Health co-chair Marion Thomson, an active collaborator in the organic and biodynamic movement. The content below is available with a print or online reader subscription The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in.
Taylor Aumua discovers what makes the māra kai at this marae so special. Photography: Taylor Aumua The content below is available with a print or online reader subscription The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in.
Good compost grows healthy plants, and you can never have too much of it! Homemade compost is ideal if you can make it – here are a few tips from Wellington blogger, baker and gardener Elien Lewis, selected from her new book Homegrown Happiness. Photography: Elien Lewis Homemade compost is the best thing for your garden. That sounds like a bold statement, but it’s true. Whether it’s…
From corn, compost and comfrey, to a brief encounter with synthetic fertiliser, Auckland couple Dave and Gillian Woods reflect on organic gardening and half a century of involvement with Soil & Health. Ken Downie tells the story in words and pictures. The content below is available with a print or online reader subscription The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in.