Organic NZ Magazine 2008

Organic NZ Magazine 2008

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November/December 2008

Feature

  • The solar greenhouse: Build or modify a greenhouse to make the most of the sun’s energy
  • Solar bedside lamp: A fun and simple project for children
  • Local organic holidays: Explore some places to go for organic, eco-friendly holidays around New Zealand

Health

  • Fermented foods: Kefir – We put some healthy yeasts and bacteria under the microscope
  • Kefir recipes
  • Women’s health: Herbs to balance and fortify the reproductive system
  • Cardamom: Queen of spices – The history, uses and health benefits of a tropical spice – plus recipes
  • Aspartame: Drop in diet drink sales

Growing and farming

  • Georgia: Home of the walnut – Walnut growing in the former Soviet state

Gardening

  • Lush growth in the garden – Beat the weeds that compete with your vegetables
  • Organopónicos – Cuban raised beds come to New Zealand
  • Little green fingers – Get into the garden with your children
  • Moon calendar – Your guide for November and December

Communities

  • Centuries of farming in Bhutan – A Himalayan family makes a living from an acre of land
  • Gardens of empowerment – Social renewal in two Toronto community gardens
  • Christchurch in transition – A city responds to the ‘transition towns’ movement

Sustainable Building

  • Solar hot water – How to harness solar energy to heat your water, and benefit from EECA’s scheme

Reports

  • Survey on GE animals – Most Kiwis don’t want them
  • GE Watch: GE horse fl u vaccine? No thanks!
  • News from the frontline – GE animals applications Northland councils wary of GE Unitec horticulture courses dropped

Organic sector

  • Research funding to develop Maori organics
  • OANZ: promoting the sector
  • Milestones for BioGro

Regulars

  • Editorial
  • Letters
  • News
  • Book reviews
  • Competitions
  • Things we like
  • Organic NZ Book Club
  • Goods and services directory
  • What’s on

 

 

September/October 2008

Feature

  • Agricultural practice and food nutrition: New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Conference – encouraging research on organic practices is presented to the mainstream
  • Organics: Solutions for the world: IFOAM Organic World Congress – experts from around the globe combine pragmatism and passion
  • Local, diverse, GMO-free: Planet Diversity Conference – recognition, celebration and protection for cultural and ecological diversity

Health

Growing and farming

  • The Big Dig debate concludes – Will the plough be permanently put out to pasture in favour of a no-till system?
  • Organic cropping in Georgia – Overcoming the challenges of limited resources and the fuel crisis
  • Learning to grow – Organic horticulture course in Christchurch is a great success
  • Facts about boron

Gardening

  • Spring seed sowing – Inspiration to get you planting
  • Wooden garden edging – Avoiding the toxic time bomb of treated timber in your garden
  • Moon calendar: Your guide for September and October

Communities

  • Energy, alchemy and transition – Transition Town Thames has plenty of momentum and it’s underpinned by strong principles

Sustainable Building

  • Earth building in New Zealand: With specialist testing and committed practitioners, earth building is going mainstream

Reports

  • GE Watch: Ex-GE scientist calls for pointless field trial applications to be declined
  • News from the frontline – Soil & Health Association campaign updates and news: – Scion GE tree field trial ends – Alarming residue test results validate need for mandatory Country of Origin Labelling

Organic sector

  • Organic Dairy and Pastoral Group
  • Organic Farm New Zealand

Regulars

  • Editorial
  • Letters
  • News
  • Book reviews: – Growing Gardeners, by Dee Pigneguy – Kiwi Conservation Club magazine
  • Competitions – Be in to win natural cleaning packs and childrens’ books
  • Things we like
  • Organic NZ Book Club
  • Goods and services directory
  • What’s on

 

 

July/August 2008

Feature

  • Talking real food – Michael Pollan offers an international perspective on the food crisis
  • Pride in production – How food production should be: local and sustainable
  • Getting together – Can we respond to peak oil and have food security?

Health

  • Brewing benefits – The amazing properties of green and white tea
  • Painful joints – Helpful herbs to ease the pain this winter
  • Winter warmers – Nourishing recipes to enjoy

Growing and farming

  • The Big Dig debate continues – Is digging and tilling the best option for our soil?
  • What goes around… Timely advice about crop rotation
  • Passing on organic wisdom, Success for a farmer-to-farmer mentor programme

Gardening

  • Food gardening in Queensland – The challenges of a subtropical garden
  • The fascinating fava – The unexpectedly interesting broad bean
  • Moon calendar for July and August
  • Gardening in the winter months

Communities

  • Island conundrum – Vanuatu is a microcosm of a worldwide problem

Sustainable Building

  • Timber treatment and your alternatives – Information for all home builders

Urban organics

  • Hawkes Bay heroes – From the Environment Centre hub, a sustainable community is being created
  • Fine organic dining in Auckland

Reports

  • GE Watch – New Zealand’s GE ‘offal hole’ disgrace
  • News from the frontline – Soil & Health Association campaign updates and news

Organic sector

  • Organic Advisory Programme update
  • Bio Dynamic Conference
  • Organic Winegrowers New Zealand
  • BioGro’s 25th anniversary

Regulars

  • Editorial
  • Letters
  • News
  • Book reviews
  • Competitions
  • Products we like
  • Goods and services directory
  • What’s on

 

 

May/June 2008

Feature

  • Organic orchards – How you too can enjoy the old-fashioned taste of home-grown fruit
  • Pick of the crop – Top growers talk about their favourite fruits
  • When apples were apples… An old-time gardener rediscovers the tastes of her youth

News

  • Soil carbon credits boon for organic farmers
  • Keeping it fair – Fair Trade Fortnight
  • From city to waste to famers’ mulch
  • Into the mouths of children

Health

  • A persimmon a day… Why you should be glad the persimmon season has started
  • Surviving winter chills – Keep yourself healthy the natural way

Growing and farming

  • Seeds of change – Growing organic seeds is the hot new market
  • The Big Dig debate – Dr Charles Merfeld on why we shouldn’t be tilling the land
  • A worm’s-eye view

Gardening

  • Grow great garlic – Get ready to plant for a bumper summer harvest
  • Preparing for winter – Dr Tim Jenkins on what we should be doing in the garden
  • Gardening by the moon – Holger Kahl’s moon calendar for May and June

Communities

  • Building a lifeboat – Kay Baxter on building a lifeboat community
  • Oh baby! Raising organic children in a modern world

Sustainable Building

  • Sustainable, Green or Natural? A guide to the confusing language of sustainable buildings

Urban organics

  • Love your manure! Julie Craig gets down in the dung for the love of her garden

Reports

  • News from the frontline – Soil & Health Association update
  • Are we GE-free or not? What has – and hasn’t – been implemented from the Royal Commission on Genetic Modifi cation
  • On the world stage – Preview of this year’s IFOAM congress

Departments

  • Editorial
  • Letters
  • Response to letter – How do I do that? Growing year-round spuds
  • Book reviews
  • Competitions
  • Products
  • Goods and services directory
  • What’s on

 

March/April 2008

Feature

  • The great grain drain – Where does the grain you’re eating come from?
  • Grains for the people – We visit an organic grain farm
  • Home-grown grain – A Northland family grows its own breakfast cereal

Obituaries

  • Tributes flow for three organic pioneers, Joe Polaischer, Austin Holden and Norman Trevor Wright

News

  • Cuban permaculture leader in NZ – Roberto Perez
  • Climate warriors turn to agriclture
  • GE contamination could cost big money
  • Hawaii might ban aspartame

Health

  • Bountiful buckwheat – How and why you should eat this wondergrain
  • The secret of sensible storage – Why fruit and vegetables don’t live together
  • January/February 2008

    Feature

    • Treat me right – Raising healthy, organic farm animals
    • Horse sense – Natural horsemanship sends a rider to the
    • top
    • The problem with battery farms – Why it’s inhumane to keep chickens in cages
    • To the rescue – Hen liberators in Christchurch

    News

    Health

    • Spice with a history – Mustard is one of the most popular spices in the world

    Growing and farming

    • Tim’s Tips – Tim Jenkins answers farming problems
    • What’s in a name? – What does organic certification really mean?
    • Closing the circle – Living the dream on an organic market garden in North Canterbury
    • Wild carrot – The good and the bad of this prolific family
    • Grower Gary goes forth in Hawai’i – Lessons from an ex-pat gardener

    Gardening

    • Eating your minerals – The garden in January and February
    • Ask Kay – Kay Baxter on coping with white fly
    • Moon calendar – Gardening by the moon in January and February

    Communities

    • Letter from Kay – Update on Kay Baxter’s new life on the East Coast

    Urban organics

    • Ellerslie Flower Show – The interesting and the organic from the last show in Auckland
    • Meet the Craigs – A city family putting the organic lifestyle into action
    • Julie Craig’s homespun – How to make your own washing liquid

    Reports

    • Hands-on horticulture – Take the new course at the BHU
    • GE Watch – Corn wars
    • News from the frontline

    Departments

    • Editorial
    • Letters
    • Book reviews
    • Competitions
    • Products – Things we like
    • Goods and services directory
    • What’s on – Events you won’t want to miss