Organic NZ Magazine 2011

Organic NZ Magazine 2011

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November/December 2011Organic NZ Magazine 2011 November/December

Features

Gardening

  • How to grow peas and beans, By Denise Cox
  • Natural pest control for chooks, By Janet Luke
  • How to grow the pumpkin family, Mike Bradstock offers tips for growing pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchini and more
  • Moon calendar for November/December, By Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • The Natural Health Products Bill: Have your say! By Sandra Clair
  • Recipes from the Cook Islands. By Dee Pignéguy
  • Stevia: The goodness of a natural sweetener, by Pam Blowers
  • Crimes against nature: Anne Gastinger investigates the negative effects of electromagnetic frequencies, with a particular focus on bees

Communities

  • Margaret Jones – Dee Pignéguy profiles the longest-serving member of the Soil & Health Association
  • Organics into thenew millennium. Matt Morris celebrates Soil & Health’s recent years (1998–2011), with this final article in our 70th anniversary history series
  • The gardens of Cuba, Annie Wilson relates her impressions of the gardens, farms and food of Cuba

Farming and horticulture

  • Brix and nutritional quality, Dr Tim Jenkins looks into the potential of a refractometer to measure nutritional quality

Building and technology

  • New life for an old tool: Replacing handles, by Mike Bradstock

Reports

  • Saving the bees: Rachael Goddard explores research and efforts to halt the alarming decline of bees
  • Science watch: Moving beyond peak oil
  • News from the frontline, By Soil & Health spokesperson Steffan Browning
  • Soil & Health update
  • Organic sector

Regulars

  • Editorial – Guest editorial Jessica Hutchings, Manager for Te Waka Kai Ora
  • Letters
  • News
  • Book review
  • Things we like
  • Competitions
  • Organic NZ Bookclub
  • Goods and services directory
  • What’s on

 


September/October 2011

OrganicNZ SeptemberOctober 2011

Features

  • Organic gardening for beginners By Dee Pignéguy
  • Seedlings from scratch By Denise Cox
  • So you say it’s ‘organic’? Don’t be fooled by labels, writes Rebecca Reider

Health and food

  • My love affair with asparagus Mike Bradstock shares his growing experiences
  • Spring – Kōanga. Juliet Batten celebrates the season of hope and new life
  • Moon calendar for September/October By Rachel Pomeroy

Gardening

  • A big FAT lie! Busting the myths about fats and oils, by Kyra Xavia
  • Fenugreek By Pam Blowers
  • Recipes: Shoulder of lamb, with salad, beetroot jelly and garlic bread, by Kerry Mackay
  • How to make cheese. Two simple recipes to try at home, by Irma Jager

Communities

  • Ambitious strides in the organic world: The Soil Association in the 80s and 90s, by Matt Morris

Farming and horticulture

  • Shelly Beach Farm Crispin Caldicott visits John and Norrie Pearce, who have farmed biodynamically on the Kaipara coast for 33 years
  • Calcium and trace elements Dr Tim Jenkins outlines organic strategies to ensure these minerals are available in the soil

Building and technology

  • Composting toilets, Part 2 Annie Stuart investigates several manufactured models available in New Zealand
  • Tool maintenance By Mike Bradstock

Reports

  • Science Watch Biofuels: A partial solution to diminishing fossil fuels?
  • News from the frontline By Soil & Health spokesperson Steffan Browning Soil & Health update.
  • Organic Sector

Regulars

 


Organic NZ Magazine JulyAugust 2011July/August 2011

Features

  • Hua Parakore Traditions of our ancestors, by Monique Badham
  • Aunty’s Garden Waipatu, A marae garden near Hastings, by Arohanui Lawrence
  • Te Putahi Farm, Part of the Banks Peninsula ecosystem, by Tremane Barr
  • Percy Tipene. Profile by Monique Badham
  • From environmental anxiety to commercial foothold Soil & Health history, 1970s to early 80s, by Annie Stuart
  • Quinn’s story; Five-year-old Quinn Hoare can’t play in his hut because of a toxic waste dump

Health and food

  • Winter investments for summer dividends. Gardening in winter, by MikeBradstock
  • Top-bar beehives; Sustainable backyard beekeeping, by Janet Luke
  • Moon calendar for July/August. By Rachel Pomeroy

Gardening

  • Seaweed: Soup, snacks, stews and seasoning, by Nicola Galloway
  • Beetroot; Health benefits and recipes, by Pam Blowers
  • An everyday health risk: Bisphenol A (BPA) By Kyra Xavia

Communities

  • Partnerships on the land Between young and old, by Rebecca Reider
  • Organic gardening in Paraguay. By Rosemary Penwarden

Farming and horticulture

  • Biological farming and organics Part 1: Nutrient density, by Tim Jenkins
  • Wanaka Organics, Conversion of a high country farm, by Kyra Xavia

Building and technology

  • Yes, in my back yard! Appropriate technology, by Graeme North

Reports

  • Science Watch: ‘Synbio’: Synthetic biology, by Peter Wills and Jean Anderson
  • News from the frontline: By Soil & Health spokesperson Steffan Browning
  • Organic sector
  • Soil & Health update

Regulars

  • Editorial – Guest editorial Jessica Hutchings, Manager for Te Waka Kai Ora
  • Letters
  • News
  • Book review
  • Things we like
  • Competitions
  • Organic NZ Bookclub
  • Goods and services directory
  • What’s on

 


Organic NZ magazine MayJune 2011

May/June 2011

Features

  • From their paddy to our plate, Fair trade organic Thai rice, by Justin Purser
  • An interview with Chris Morrison On fair trade and organic business
  • Are you paying a fair price for food? Christine Dann investigates the true cost to farm workers of the global fresh produce trade
  • Climate change and our food supply. The message of visiting climate scientist James Hansen, by Jeanette Fitzsimons
  • Staunchly organic in the face of chemical farming Soil & Health history, 1950s -1970s, by Annie Stuart

Health and food

  • Chilli health benefits, by Pam Blowers
  • Chilli recipes. Recipes by Nicola Galloway
  • Fair trade chocolate and oat choc cookie recipe, by Nicola Galloway
  • Children’s health: Proven natural treatments, by Sandra Clair
  • What’s in that vaccine? By Sue Claridge

Gardening

  • Ultimate compost: Nine steps to successful compost, by Denise Cox
  • Your questions answered: Household cleaning products in grey water, and lawn weeds by Mike Palmers
  • Moon calendar for May/June. By Rachel Pomeroy

Communities

  • Eco my city: Making Christchurch (and other urban areas) ecologically resilient, by Christine Dann

Farming and horticulture

  • Bioremediation – How plants and microbes can remediate soil and water pollutants, by Tim Jenkins
  • Sir Albert Howard, Godfather of Soil & Health, by Petrus Simons

Building and technology

  • Treehouses: Alex Bailey offers a glimpse into an inspiring branch of building
  • Composting toilets, Annie Stuart considers ways to return human ‘waste’ to the soil
  • Upside-down fire Crispin Caldicott turns fireside logic on its head

Reports

  • News from the frontline: By Soil & Health spokesperson Steffan Browning
  • Organic sector
  • Soil & Health update

Regulars

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

 


Organic NZ MarchApril 2011

March/April 2011

Features

  • America’s ‘lunatic farmer’ Joel Salatin down under, by Annie Wilson
  • Robbie: Organic leader. Brendan Hoare celebrates Sir Dove-Myer Robinson, former Soil & Health president and patron
  • Bee all or end all? A message to humanity from the honeybee, by Philippa Jamieson

Health and food

  • Fluoride-gate. Ending 60 years of public deception, by Mark Atkin
  • Finding the balance. The pH level of the body, by Rebecca Reider
  • Preserving the harvest. By Nicola Galloway
  • Tasty tomato By Pam Blowers

Gardening

  • Plants that repel pests: Part 2. By Denise Cox
  • The science of pest control. In the home garden, by Dee Pignéguy
  • Moon calendar for March/April. By Rachel Pomeroy

Communities

  • Mana Tāne: East Coast Mäori men hunting, harvesting and growing healthy kai, by Lisa Christensen
  • Bring back the commons: Creating new models of living and working on the land, by Bob Corker

Farming and horticulture

  • Harts Creek Farm. Tim Jenkins profiles leading organic farmers Tim Chamberlain and Rose Donaghy of Canterbury
  • Terraquaculture in Taranaki: Growing rice and more, by Kama Burwell

From the archives

  • Making use of urban sewage and organic waste

Reports

  • Science watch: Depleted uranium, by Jean Anderson and Peter Wills
  • News from the frontline: By Soil & Health spokesperson Steffan Browning
  • Organic sector
  • Soil & Health update

Regulars

  • Editorial – Guest editorial, Steffan Browning
  • Letters
  • News
  • Book review
  • Things we like
  • Competitions
  • Organic NZ Bookclub
  • Goods and services directory
  • What’s on

 


Organic NZ JanuaryFebruary 2011

January/February 2011

Features

  • The Humic Compost Club Celebrating the origins of Soil & Health, by Annie Stuart
  • Build your own pizza oven. By Janet Luke
  • The log home, Crispin Caldicott discovers a sustainable kind of building that will last for generations
  • Light adobe: New generation earth building, by Verena Maeder
  • Earthbuilding conference. By Verena Maeder

Health and food

  • Modern electrical lighting: How safe is it for our health and the environment? By Anne Gastinger
  • Cancer fighting foods and natural medicine – Strategies to prevent or overcome cancer, by Sandra Clair
  • Summer barbeques. By Nicola Galloway
  • Coconut: Including recipes, by Pam Blowers

Gardening

  • Plants that repel pests. By Denise Cox
  • Growing tomatoes – Mid-season tips by Mike Bradstock
  • Your questions answered: Rust on veges; mushroom compost; and concerns in the urban garden, by Mike Palmers
  • Moon calendar for January/February. By Rachel Pomeroy

Communities

  • Te Puna Oranga o Seven Oaks. By Dave Evans
  • A Swedish paradise. Holger Kahl visits an organic farm and café

Farming and horticulture

  • Organic garlic success. Annie Stuart profi les Kutash Organics in Central Otago
  • Closing the nutrient loop; Municipal compost, by Dr Tim Jenkins

Reports

  • Science Watch: Herbicide-resistant ‘superweeds’: Day of the triffids?
  • News from the frontline: Update on Soil & Health activities by spokesperson Steffan Browning
  • Soil & Health update: Canterbury branch and Kids’ Edible Gardens
  • Organic Sector: roundup

Regulars

  • Editorial – Guest editorial, Christine Dann on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)
  • Letters
  • News
  • Book review
  • Things we like
  • Competitions
  • Organic NZ Bookclub
  • Goods and services directory
  • What’s on