Willowmere Organics is a new twist on a traditional organic farming operation, as Mary Ralston finds out. Extensive use of cover crops and compost, microbiological inputs and finely tuned fertiliser applications ensure high value vegetable, grain and leaf crops.
On the fertile soils of South Canterbury, near the foothills of the Southern Alps, sits ViBERi, the award-winning organic blackcurrant operation of Tony and Afsaneh Howey. Jeff Smith pays a visit.
Eating a plant-based diet with as many organic ingredients as possible was a decision that saved his life, the Taranaki father-of-two is convinced. Doris Neubauer tells the story.
Nathan Shiu has created an oasis of plenty in his steeply sloping garden on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, including many Asian vegetables not seen in most back yards. This grandad has hit upon a great model to make gardening easier for older people while also supporting the health of the younger generation. Dee Pignéguy pays a visit to find out more.