Organic NZ Magazine 2009

Organic NZ Magazine 2009

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November/December 2009

Features

  • There are no pests and diseases: Changing our mindset. By Brendan Hoare
  • Predator–prey cycles: Understanding insects. By Dee Pigneguy
  • Natural sprays – Recipes for home gardeners
  • Roundup’s not OK. By Dr Meriel Watts

Health and food

  • Rediscovering old herbal knowledge. Sandra Clair studies the Materia Medica
  • Wholesome wholemeal bread recipe and tips by Karin Puttner

Gardening

  • Ways with weeds: Ideas for managing weeds, by Denise Cox
  • Your questions answered: By Bob Crowder and Mike Palmers
  • Tomato growing tips. By Mike Bradstock
  • Moon calendar for November and December. By Holger Kahl
  • Using seaweed in the garden. By Mike Bradstock

Communities

  • Tale of a community orchard. By Robert Guyton

Farming and horticulture

  • Managing pests on the organic farm. By Dr Tim Jenkins
  • Crazy by nature – The biodynamic Millton Vineyard. By Philippa Jamieson
  • 75 years of Romney breeding, Christine Fallwell interviews Ruthven Buchanan
  • Grass, my ass! Dr Christine Dann examines the controversy around palm kernel imports

Reports

  • Science watch: Fluoridated drinking water by Dr Mike Godfrey
  • News from the frontline: Chemical reassessments, methyl bromide, 1080 and more, by Steffan Browning

Organic sector

  • Wine
  • Country of Origin Labelling

Regulars

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

 

 

September/October 2009

The theme for this issue: ‘Organics: authentic or sell-out?’ presents a lively challenge to keep producers, retailers and consumers on their toes, and a celebration of all those hard-working, truly authentic organic producers out there.

In keeping with the Soil & Health Association’s maxim ‘Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy People’, the Association is holding an appeal in September on food safety issues. Money raised will go towards campaigning and education by the spokesperson, staff and volunteers to promote nutrient-rich, living organic food, to campaign for country of origin labelling, and to campaign against pesticides, GE, irradiation and synthetic additives.

Soil & Health’s Organic 2020 vision is of an organic New Zealand by the year 2020.

Features

  • Supermarket organics: going mainstream. By Matt Morris
  • Is it organic? Prove it! Dr Karyne Rogers reports on her scientific tests
  • The label says ‘organic’ But is it really? asks Philippa Jamieson
  • Soil carbon, A win-win for climate and food, by Annie Wilson
  • Organics: the only solution to the world food crisis? By Dr Christine Dann

Health and food

  • 10 powerful immune boosters. By Denise Cox
  • Carrot: humble but healthy. Plus recipes, by Pam Blowers
  • Recovery from injury. Using herbs, by Sandra Clair

Gardening

  • Seeds of change. Saving and swapping heirloom seeds, by Kim Newth
  • Spring gardening. Denise Cox offers tips and advice
  • Individual plot preparation. By Mike Bradstock
  • Moon calendar for September and October. By Holger Kahl
  • In praise of gorse and broom. By Robert Guyton
  • Your questions answered.

Farming and horticulture

  • Rare breed haven. Ross Nolly visits Avonstour organic farm in Taranaki
  • Composting farm-scale. By Dr Tim Jenkins
  • Monsanto comes a cropper. Dr Christine Dann reports on a South African case

Reports

  • Science Watch – GE foods unsafe to eat
  • News from the frontline – Pesticide residue results, GE, organics in Australia and more, by Steffan Browning

Organic sector

  • Wine
  • Dairy
  • Organic Farm NZ

Regulars

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

 

July/August 2009

Features

  • St Francis Farm – Annie Wilson discovers an extended family living off the land in Northland
  • Earthsong eco-neighbourhood. Robin Allison reports on urban sustainability
  • Tui Community 25 years in Golden Bay, by Rebecca Reider
  • Evolving the culture of organics Where to next? asks Brendan Hoare

Health and food

  • In praise of parsley Plus winter recipes by Pam Blowers
  • Herbs to use during pregnancy, By Sandra Clair

Gardening

  • Winter gardening – Denise Cox offers tips and advice
  • Home gardening boom. Beat the recession, says Robert Guyton
  • Your questions answered – Used tyres and treated timber, by Mike Palmers
  • Moon calendar for July and August. By Holger Kahl

Communities

Farming and horticulture

  • Trailblazers – Jenni Anderson visits the Sloans, organic farmers for 37 years
  • Silence of the bees. Robert Taylor reports on the dire state of the world’s bees
  • Mineral fertilisers. Tim Jenkins details options for organics

Building

Reports

  • Science Watch – Tampering with Nature: Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

News from the Frontline

  • News from the frontline, by Steffan Browning (Soil & Health Spokesperson). Including; GE animal applications halted; Methyl bromide; Te Waka Kai Ora
  • Inghams GE chicken feed – GE free claims misleading

Organic sector

  • Permaculture hui
  • New propogation house at BHU
  • OANZ Conference speakers

Regulars

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

 

 

May/June 2009

Features

  • 10 steps to eating more safely in a toxic world – Phase out bad food, phase in good. By Alison White
  • Raw milk, Why heat-treat milk? By Philippa Jamieson
  • The food pyramid: A model for obesity. A critique by Dee Pigneguy
  • Empower yourself to health, 10 tips by Rebecca Reider

Health and food

  • A trouble-free pregnancy with herbs and a healthy lifestyle, by Sandra Clair
  • Healthy breakfast options, Recipes by Karin Puttner

Gardening

  • Preparing the garden for winter. Mulch, green manures, frost protection and more, by Denise Cox
  • Your questions answered. Mike Palmers on driveway weeds and Roundup
  • Take time to smell the compost
  • Snapshot of a permaculture garden, and make a mini worm farm, by Jenni Anderson
  • Moon calendar for May and June. By Holger Kahl
  • Be good to the bees. Denise Cox interviews Auckland beekeeper Kerry McCurdy

Communities

  • Marae gardens taking off. Nandor Tanczos checks out some iwi initiatives in the Eastern Bay of Plenty
  • Taranaki Sustainable Living Fair. By Ross Nolly

Farming and horticulture

  • Testing the soil. Nutrient testing: how, when and where, by Tim Jenkins
  • True to the earth, Annie Wilson visits vegetable grower Scott Lawson

Building

  • Home insulation – Keep the heat in and the mould out! By Eco Design Advisors from Waitakere, Kapiti Coast, and Wellington councils

Reports

  • GE Watch: Geo-engineering and dumping waste at sea

News from the frontline

  • News from the frontline, Aftermath of the GE brassica trial, therapeutic products update and more, by Steffan Browning

Organic sector

  • Happy birthday Piko!
  • Mentoring for organic farmers
  • Maori organics at Waitangi
  • National Maoru organic hui

Regulars

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

 

March/April 2009

Features

  • Farming living watersheds – A challenge to rethink, by Haikai Tane
  • Water in the urban environment – Mike Palmers discusses good water management
  • Best practice irrigation – Efficient and sustainable, by Mike Palmers

Health and food

  • Lemongrass – Healing qualities and recipes, by Pam Blowers
  • St John’s wort – ‘Liquid sunshine’ for mind and body, by Sandra Clair
  • Can the colours – By Alison White of the Safe Food Campaign
  • Flower healing – The healing power of flower essences and essential oils, by Sangeeta Anand
  • Waste not, want not – Thrifty kitchen tips for vegetables, by Sarah Tennant

Communities

  • Rainbow Valley Farm – Annie Wilson talks with Trish Allen about new developments at the permaculture farm

Gardening

  • The only way is up – Raised bed edging in the home garden, by Tim Jenkins
  • Moon calendar for March/April

Farming and horticulture

  • Bountiful harvests from a well-nourished soil – Denise Cox visits Tony and Linda Henderson at Zion Gardens
  • The organic learning curve – Field day and workshop experiences, by Rebecca Reider
  • Leaf miner – Pests that go for brassicas and other crops, by Tim Jenkins
  • Your questions answered

Projects

  • Pizza box solar oven and dryer – Stan. Swan makes a simple solar oven/food dryer

Building

  • Building an earth floor – A warm, durable, eco-friendly floor, by Annie Wilson

Reports

  • GE Watch – Are organics and science compatible? By Peter Wills
  • Clopyralid – the ‘compost killer’

News from the frontline Written by Steffan Browning, Spokesperson

  • GE brassica trial stopped – Soil & Health campaign success!
  • Methyl bromide fumigation returns to Picton
  • Nanotech in your kai
  • Clopyralid contamination
  • News from the Frontline March/April 09 (uncut version)

Organic sector Regulars

  • Editorial
  • Letters
  • News
  • Book review by Ruth Cohen – Change of Heart[ by Kay Baxter and Bob Corker
  • Things we like
  • Competitions
  • Organic NZ Bookclub
  • Goods and services directory
  • What’s on

 

 

January/February 2009

Features

  • Organic wine – A toast to clean, green, pure and local
  • Il vino Italiano – A wwoofer’s glimpse into the wine culture of Italy
  • Organic beer – Ten good reasons to drink it
  • Growing organic grapes for wine – Tips from experienced organic growers
  • Tuning in to sustainability – Comedian Te Radar tries living off the land

Health

  • Hops: soothing and relaxing. Many more uses for hops than just making beer
  • Summer skin conditions – Natural healing for skin irritated by sun, allergies, indulgences and other things

Farming and Horticulture

  • An innovative grower – Rainer Ramharter: market gardener
  • Terraquaculture – Sustainable farming using water fl owing through the landscape
  • Tagasaste – The many uses of a wonder shrub

Gardening

  • Moon calendar for January/February
  • Summer survival gardening – Help your vegetables survive the extremes of summer weather

Communities

  • Zelka Grammer: GE-free campaigner. Driving the success of GE Free Northland
  • Kiwi organoponicos: Edging for raised garden beds

Sustainable Building

  • Make your own solar shower – A cheap and simple DIY project for summer
  • The geothermal greenhouse – An ingenious way to even out temperature fluctuations
    Reports

  • GE Watch
  • News from the frontline

Organic sector

  • Organic apprenticeships
  • Organic Traders’ Association
  • Organic wine expanding and thriving

Regulars

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