Organic NZ Magazine 2010

Organic NZ Magazine 2010

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November/December 2010Organic NZ - NovemberDecember2010

Features

  • Jeanette Fitzsimons, Profile of a new Soil & Health patron. By Philippa Jamieson
  • Delicious Christmas gifts. By Nicola Galloway
  • A domestic goddess Christmas: Christmas preparations in Wendyl Nissen’s household
  • Festive creations – Recipes galore, by Denise Cox
  • Catastrophe and the way forward, The Canterbury earthquake and the organic movement’s wider aims of resilience, by Bob Crowder

Health and food

  • How vitamin C combats cancer: The curative powers of high dose vitamin C, by Sue Claridge
  • Cancer-free, naturally! Understanding causes and risk factors, by Sandra Clair
  • Chia, Mayan super
  • Wifi in schools – at what cost? Anne Gastinger investigates the harmfulness of wireless internet technology

Gardening

  • Gifts from the garden. By Denise Cox
  • Moon calendar for November/December. By Holger Kahl

Communities

  • Fertile Ground. Rebecca Reider visits a group of gardeners growing collectively

Farming and horticulture

  • With a little help from our friends: Collaboration in Waiuku, Pukekohe and Auckland, by Brendan Hoare
  • The beauty and craft of woven willow. Peta Hudson visits a craftsman in Kakanui, North Otago
  • Growing nutrient dense food. The right minerals in the right relationships, by Kay Baxter
  • Getting to grips with gorse. By Tim Jenkins

Reports

  • Science Watch: Nano waste: How do we deal with it?
  • News from the frontline: Update on Soil & Health activities by spokesperson Steffan Browning

Organic sector

  • Round-up

Regulars

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

 


Organic NZ Magazine 2010 SeptemberOctober

September/October 2010

Features

  • The phenomenal success of organics. Philippa Jamieson looks at the growth of organic farming in New Zealand
  • The rise and rise of farmers’ markets. Annie Wilson celebrates the demand for fresh, local, seasonal and organic
  • More than just skin deep. Kyra Xavia investigates the purity of body care products
  • Heritage seeds and our DNA. Kay Baxter explores their relationship

Health and food

  • Child health: best value for money. By Sue Claridge
  • Millet: nutritious and gluten-free. By Karin Puttner
  • Spring recipes
  • Asparagus
  • Growing tips and health benefits, by Pam Blowers

Gardening

  • Spring gardening, Denise Cox advises preparing for summer drought
  • Takeaway veges! Diana Noonan’s free roadside vegetable garden
  • The Secret Garden. A tropical plant collection in the Cook Islands, by Dee Pignéguy
  • Your questions answered. By Mike Palmers
  • Moon calendar for September/October. By Holger Kahl

Communities

  • Riverside Community. Helen Frances visits the longrunning community near Motueka
  • Para Kore: Xtreme Waste. Zero waste on the marae, by Cathie Koa Dunsford

Farming and horticulture

  • False seedbed technique. Dealing with spring weeds, by Tim Jenkins
  • Nutrient-dense food. Kay Baxter continues her series
  • The fruitful vine; Taruna College and biodynamic wine, by Rebecca Hunter

Reports

  • Science Watch: Nanotechnology: safe or not?
  • News from the frontline: Update on Soil & Health activities by spokesperson Steffan Browning

Organic sector

  • Round-up

Regulars

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

 


Organic NZ Magazine 2010 JulyAugust

July/August 2010

Features

Health and food

  • Coconut: Health benefits, by Pam Blowers
  • Winter recipes
  • How sustainable are your medicines? Ethics, quality and environmental considerations, by Sandra Clair

Gardening

  • Nutrient-dense food. Some of the laws of nature that can help us grow highly nutritious food, by Kay Baxter
  • Square foot gardening. By Denise Cox
  • Your questions answered. By Mike Palmers
  • Ellerslie award for Soil & Health Canterbury, by Charlotte McHaffie
  • Moon calendar for July/August. By Holger Kahl

Communities

  • Urban eco-home: Self-sufficiency in Nelson, by Sarah Ryder

Farming and horticulture

  • Wild Rose Apiaries. Organic beekeepers in the Kaikoura Ranges, by Mark Rogers
  • Weeds as indicators – Implications for soil and other management factors, by Tim Jenkins
  • Take your pulse: Growing pulses in New Zealand, by Mark Rogers

Building

  • Sustainable kitchens and bathrooms. Tips for renovating, by Jette de Jong

Reports

  • Science Watch: Ryegrass, Purity more valuable than GE
  • News from the frontline: Update on Soil & Health activities by spokesperson Steffan Browning

Organic sector

  • Round-up

Regulars

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

 


Organic NZ magazine 2010 MayJune

May/June 2010

Features

Health and food

Gardening

  • Gathering nuts in May, Seasonal gardening by Denise Cox
  • Your questions answered: Chook feed and steel water tanks, by Mike Palmers
  • Moon calendar for May and June, By Holger Kahl
  • Urban oasis in the deep south – Permaculture in Dunedin’s student area, by Peta Hudson
  • Backyard chooks: Dee Pignéguy shares her experiences

Communities

  • Kaiwhenua Organics: Pounamu Skelton profiles a successful Maori organic trust

Farming and horticulture

  • Organic goat farming: Practical advice and herbal drench recipes, by Julia Geljon
  • A cornucopia of vegetables, Annie Stuart visits Brydone Growers, Oamaru

Building

  • Winterproof your home – DIY projects to keep the heat in by Claire Benge

Reports

  • Science Watch: ‘Biopharming’ animals in New Zealand
  • News from the frontline: Update on Soil & Health activities by spokesperson Steffan Browning

Organic sector

  • Round-up

Regulars

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

 


Organic NZ Magazine 2010 MarchAprilMarch/April 2010

Features

  • Growing nutrient-dense food. Why we need more nutritious food, by Kay Baxter
  • The spirit of food. Ruth Cohen explores the spiritual dimension of food
  • The power of plant foods. Susanna Lyle describes some phytonutrients and their health benefits

Health and food

  • Eggplant, Pam Blowers celebrates a delicious, healthy vegetable
  • Recipes – Autumn abundance, by Pam Blowers and Denise Cox
  • Good health cup by cup. Sandra Clair suggests a daily herbal tea regime

Gardening

  • Fruits of the harvest: How to harvest, process and store fruit, by Denise Cox
  • Preserving the harvest, Denise Cox outlines the options
  • Your questions answered: Heavy metal residues, wasps’ nests, excess leaf growth, by Mike Palmers
  • Moon calendar for March and April, By Holger Kahl

Communities

  • Community supported agriculture. Marion Bridge reports on a new Waiheke Island initiative

Farming and horticulture

  • Biofarm organic. Mere Takoko interviews pioneer organic dairy farmers Cathy and Jamie Tait-Jamieson
  • Seaweed and natural nutrition, Jill Bradley recommends seaweed for healthy soil, plants and animals
  • Escaping parasites – Management tips for lice and roundworms in sheep and cattle, by Dr Tim Jenkins

Building

  • Earthbag building: Annie Stuart introduces a simple, low-cost building technique

Reports

  • Science Watch: Freedom to speak
  • Certified organic cotton – Genuine or greenwash? By Steffan Browning
  • News from the frontline: Update on Soil & Health activities by spokesman Steffan Browning

Organic sector

  • Round-up

Regulars

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

 


January/February 2010Organic NZ Magazine 2010 JanuaryFebruary

Features

  • Cotton: why organic is better. By Nandor Tanczos
  • Pure and precious Organic baby clothing. By Anissa Ljanta
  • Markets for organic wool. By Sandra Finnie

Health and food

  • Thyme: Nature’s respiratory hero. By Sandra Clair
  • Rice: Using, cooking and getting the most nutritional value, by Karin Puttner
  • Summer recipes

Gardening

  • Garden escapes: A cautionary tale. By Denise Cox
  • Young green shoot: Adam Guyton. By Robert Guyton
  • Your questions answered. By Mike Palmers
  • Moon calendar for January and February. By Holger Kahl
  • A new pest: the tomato/potato psyllid. By Dr Nadine Berry

Communities

  • The Hislop tradition: Fifty years of family organics in Kaikoura, by Mark Rogers

Farming and horticulture

  • When meat is good – The sustainability and health benefits of meat and milk from pasture-fed animals, by Mary Ralston
  • Hands-on approach to wine. Dr Tim Jenkins profiles Seresin Estate
  • Royal organic patron, Bob Taylor revisits Prince Charles’s organic farm

Building

  • Earthbuilding old and new, Marion Bridge reports on the conference of the Earth Building Association

Reports

  • Clean, green laundry products: Fran Hammond tests some ecofriendly laundry products
  • Science watch: Poisons in your mouth: mercury amalgam by Dr Mike Godfrey
  • News from the frontline: Methyl bromide, and GE foods, animals and fi eld trials by Steffan Browning

Organic sector

  • OANZ conference; Joe Polaischer memorial orchard

Regulars

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