• The coming exodus: Transition to a post-fossil-fuel future, by Murray Grimwood
  • The magic bean: Harvest your own beans to dry, by Rachel Rose
  • A new lease of life for a heritage orchard: Michelle Read discovers Kaputahi Community Orchard, Christchurch


  • A healing herb garden for body, mind and spirit, by Sharon Stevens
  • Buried treasure: Make a garden treasure box to pest-proof your food scraps, by Mike Bradstock
  • Sweet and sour gardening: Assessing soils in the home garden, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • How to harvest, cure and store kūmara, by Rachel Rose
  • Moon calendar for March and April, by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • 30-day juice cleanse to heal an ovarian cyst: Raneeta Curtis shares her natural healing story
  • Two traditional gluten-free pancake ferments: Dosa and injera recipes, by Diana Noonan
  • Tea with plastic anyone? Alison White finds out what tea bags are made of, and how to make the healthiest cup of tea

Farming and horticulture

  • Scything: Reviving a heritage skill, by Sharon Stevens
  • Strength in diversity – from soil to salami, and more: Theresa Sjöquist visits Aotea Organics farm, Kaipara

Building and technology

  • Silo slumber: Maureen Howard visits an eco accommodation venue with a difference


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