Local food and seed in Aotearoa NZ
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Local food and seed in Aotearoa NZ

In 2012 and 2013, a team of New Zealand permaculture educators hit the road for an ambitious teaching and filming tour: the Localising Food Project. We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. They found a bounty of creative organising across Aotearoa, and captured the stories of 250 different…

The joy in crop swapping
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The joy in crop swapping

Franziska von Hünerbein writes about a movement that’s about sharing excess produce, community connection, and so much more. We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. It all began with a tree, a big lemon tree full of bright juicy fruit. There it was, radiating beauty and offering abundance…

How to create a GE-free zone
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How to create a GE-free zone

Zelka Grammer encourages you to press for a GE-free zone in your city, region or district We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. Gardeners, beekeepers, seed savers, foresters, orchardists, organic growers and consumers: you know what’s at stake. GE experiments and releases present serious risks to our biosecurity,…

A guide to organic education in New Zealand
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A guide to organic education in New Zealand

Bridget Freeman Rock reviews the organic education options available in New Zealand We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. Many Organic NZ readers are hungry for practical skills and further knowledge of organics, and with a range of courses, workshops and educational experiences to choose from in New…

Safe food storage: healthy options for food packaging and storage
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Safe food storage: healthy options for food packaging and storage

Kyra Xavia investigates at the health risks of plastic used for food packaging and storage, and offers suggestions for healthy alternatives We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. Plastic pervades every area of our life. Unfortunately it also permeates our body where it does not belong. As consumers…

Power-down pioneer: cycling for change
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Power-down pioneer: cycling for change

Joseph Dougherty introduces Ted Howard, a champion of ‘powering down’, of social change directed at encouraging greater sustainability. We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. Ted Howard is an inspiring example of how someone can make the transition away from a fossil-fuelpowered lifestyle. He runs two businesses: a…

The Rise of the Mud & Muck Boys: humble beginnings of the Soil and Health Association NZ
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The Rise of the Mud & Muck Boys: humble beginnings of the Soil and Health Association NZ

Paul Smith talks to the people who recall the early days of Soil & Health. They remained true to our principles through thick and thin – “for the love of it”. We hope you enjoy this free article from OrganicNZ. Join us for access to exclusive members-only content. A couple of months ago I found a stack of…