Puro, Australasia’s organic-certified medical cannabis operation
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Puro, Australasia’s organic-certified medical cannabis operation

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. 

Stitching a fabric of support with Nisa
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Stitching a fabric of support with Nisa

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 OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. On the first floor of an unremarkable…

Homemade compost
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Homemade compost

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…

50 years of fertile ground
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50 years of fertile ground

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 following content is only available to members. Join us for access. The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in.

Compostable packaging
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Compostable packaging

In 2018 (ONZ Jan/Feb) we featured a story about compostable packaging that stimulated plenty of lively debate. It was a fledgling industry in New Zealand back then, so what difference has three years made? We asked Niki Morrell to find out.  The following content is only available to members. Join us for access. The following content is accessible for members only,…

Meet our new editor: Rachel Clare
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Meet our new editor: Rachel Clare

A warm welcome to the new editor of Organic NZ, Rachel Clare, who brings 20 years of magazine and book publishing experience to the role.  A passionate gardener, she is the former deputy editor of NZ Gardener magazine and former editor of its weekly digital magazine Get Growing. She has written articles on all aspects of gardening, from kōwhai to community gardens and composting.   “I care deeply about…