November/December 2017 issue


  • Climate-friendly farming: Ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by Dr Charles Merfield
  • Too hot to handle: Waiheke compost collection, by Diana Noonan


  • Balancing the bugs: Organic ‘pest control’ in your garden, by Denise Cox
  • Hoverflies for pollination and pest control, by Louise Shaw
  • Moon calendar for November and December, by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • Middle Eastern vegan cheese: How to make kishk, by Diana Noonan
  • Power-packed veges: Which vegetables you eat and they’re grown does make a difference, writes Gill Bacchus
  • Call of the wild: Loving weeds is my true calling, writes Julia Sich
  • Fresh and healthy recipes: Vietnamese crêpes and chocolate gingerbread waffles, by Megan May

Science watch

  • An apple a day: GE apple research in NZ, by Dr Michael Godfrey

 Farming and horticulture

  • Fungi fervour: Biodynamic mushrooms in Northland, by Theresa Sjöquist
    Green, gold and organic: Nic Roderick writes about her family’s organic kiwifruit orchard in Te Puke.
  • Sheep whisperer: James Samuel visits Jodi Roebuck and Tanya Mercer in Taranaki, who practise restoration grazing.
  • Meet the bacteria part 5: Synergistetes, by Dr Tim Jenkins

Building and technology

  • Healthier home interiors: Theresa Sjöquist learns about the science of building biology


Editorial, Letters, Competitions, News (including reports on GE, and electro-thermal weeding), Things we like, Book and blog reviews, Organic sector, Soil & Health events and contacts, What’s on

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