Organic NZ Magazine 2017

Organic NZ Magazine 2017

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September/October 2017 issue

Features

  • Jersey Girls: Local, organic A2 milk, by Alice Bulmer
  • Happy pigs: Raising pigs organically, by Sheryn Clothier
  • Seed people: Profile of Setha’s Seeds, by Bridget Freeman-Rock

Gardening

  • Simple spring gardening, by Denise Cox
  • Growing celery – worth the effort, by Mike Bradstock
  • First steps in biodynamic gardening, by Rachel Rose
  • Moon calendar for September and October, by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • How to make vegan cheese: Diana Noonan introduces us to tofu misozuke
  • Bostock Organic Kitchen: Café profile by Sarah Cates
  • Nature’s medicine cabinet: Herbal antibiotics, by Sandra Clair

Science watch

  • GE potatoes – have we had our chips? By trustees of Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility

Farming and horticulture

  • The nitrogen solution: Farming for planet and profit, by Dr Christine Jones
  • Meet the bacteria, part 4: Proteobacteria, by Dr Tim Jenkins

Building and technology

  • Passive solar design: Lessons learned from the Solabode, by Mark Fielding

Regulars

Editorial, Letters, Competitions, News, Soil & Health advocacy and update, Organic sector, Book and blog reviews, Soil & Health contacts, What’s on

 

July/Aug 2017

Features

  • Nicole Masters: Force of nature – Niki Morrell interviews a champion of regenerative agriculture
  • Takeaway lessons: Composting coffee cups, by Matt Morris, with Bailey Peryman and Micah Reitze
  • Working with Papatūānuku – Panapa Ehau and Manu Caddie outline the innovations of Hikurangi Enterprises
  • Where spirit meets science: A profile of biodynamic stalwart David Wright, by Rachel Rose

Gardening

  • South American saviours: How to grow yacon and ulluco, by Diana Noonan
  • How to make a wicking bed, by Joanna Pearsall
  • Moon calendar for July and August, by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • Ginger up! Health benefits of ginger, and recipes, by Pam Blowers
  • Holistic tooth fairy: How I’m healing my teeth, by Meliors Simms
  • Mother’s milk: The benefits of breastfeeding, by Sandra Clair
  • Cutting-edge cannabis medicine: Rebecca Reider interviews Dr David Bearman

Farming and horticulture

  • Farming for healthy waterways, by Mary Ralston
  • Milmore Downs: Biodynamic pioneers, by Rachel Rose
  • Meet the bacteria, part 3: the Firmicutes, by Dr Tim Jenkins

Building and technology

  • Eco-thrifty kitchen retrofits, by Nelson Lebo

Regulars

Editorial (guest editorial by Brendan Hoare), Letters, Competitions, News, Things we like, Soil & Health update, Organic sector, Soil & Health events and contacts, What’s on

 

May/June 2017

Features

  • Bostock’s bounty – John Bostock: feeding the global demand for organic and GE-free, by Martin Freeth
  • Living the good life in a bus: Trudy Kessels interviews the ‘Loop Crew’
  • Gardening is a revolutionary act! Profile of Dee Pignéguy, by Crispin Caldicott

Gardening

  • The paradox of rhubarb, by Denise Cox
  • How to grow olives, by Denise Cox
  • Moon calendar for May and June by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • Make your own tempeh, by Diana Noonan
  • Café Kōrero, by Anissa Ljanta
  • Men’s health, by Sandra Clair
  • A rainbow diet reverses chronic disease, by David Hodges

Science watch

  • Iodine and selenium: the missing elements, by Michael Godfrey

Farming and horticulture

  • Meet the bacteria, part 2 – Cyanobacteria, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • A farm-to-kitchen model in India, by Hilary Bain
  • The thorny problem of gorse control, by Jeanette Fitzsimons
  • Grow your own firewood, by Mike Bradstock

Building and technology

  • Brewing up biogas: Theresa Sjöquist discovers a ‘chorizo’ biogas system at Permadynamics

Regulars

Editorial, Letters, Competitions, News, Soil & Health update, Things we like, Organic sector, Book reviews, Soil & Health contacts, What’s on

 

March/April 2017

Features

  • A tribute to Percy Tipene, by Te Waka Kai Ora whānau
  • Pacific women get down to business: Women in Business Development Inc is empowering organic farmers in Samoa, writes Faumuina Felolini Tafuna’i
  • The wwoofer economy: Calculating the cost – and the value – of organic volunteering, by Niki Morrell

Gardening

  • Grow your own teas, part 2: trees and shrubs, by Denise Cox
  • Homegrown tortillas, by Sharon Stevens
  • Moon calendar for March and April by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • See red? Go green! Healthy, eco-friendly ways to manage periods, by RK Rose
  • Harvest recipes by chefs and food bloggers from around NZ, compiled by Anissa Ljanta
  • Seasonal irritations: Treat hay fever and eczema naturally, by Sandra Clair
  • BearLion: Real food is good food – a chef’s story, by Anne Gastinger

Science watch

  • The sci-fi world of targeted GE: Dr Heli Matilainen explores the new GE techniques 

Farming and horticulture

  • For the love of the land: Diana Noonan profiles Shaun McVicker of Wairuna Organics, Otago
  • Totally tea: Denise Cox visits Zealong Tea Estate, Waikato
  • Meet the bacteria, part 1: A new farm and garden series by Dr Tim Jenkins. This issue: Actinobacteria

Building and technology

  • A diamond in the rough: From hovel to eco-thrifty retrofit, by Nelson Lebo
  • Firewood self-sufficiency, by Mike Bradstock

Regulars

Editorial, Letters, Competitions, News, Organic sector, Things we like, Book reviews, Soil & Health events and contacts, What’s on

 

Cover illustration: Duncan Hill, hilldogg-visionary.blogspot.com

 

Organic NZ Magazine Jan Feb 2017 coverJanuary/February 2017

Highlights

Welcome to our summer issue! Kick back and relax with the latest issue of Organic NZ. Savour the picnic recipes and be inspired by the slow travel and wwoofing adventures.

This issue is bursting with practical advice and tips for summer gardening, growing your own herb teas, and saying goodbye to stress!

  • Want a holiday project? Learn how to make your own natural insect repellents.
  • Or, have a go at building a DIY shed or emergency shelter.
  • We celebrate Harry and Mary Lowe of NZ BioGrains who’ve been in the organic grain business for over 30 years.
  • How can we grow the organic sector? There’s a discussion here about better marketing, the pricing and valuing of organics, support and advice for new producers, and regulation of the term ‘organic’.

PLUS: the ever-popular moon calendar, prizes, and more…

Features

  • Slow travel: Adventures of a low-carbon globetrotter, by Maureen Howard
  • Ana Aloma: Organic queen, by Theresa Sjöquist
  • Work hard, play hard: Philippa Jamieson goes wwoofing in Europe

Gardening

  • 20 top tips for summer gardening by Mike Bradstock
  • Grow your own herbal teas by Denise Cox
  • Moon calendar for January and February by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • Tips and recipes for summer picnics by chefs and food bloggers from around NZ, compiled by Anissa Ljanta
  • Natural insect repellents by Denise Cox
  • Goodbye stress! How to overcome stress, depression and sleep problems naturally, by Sandra Clair
  • Tending your inner garden: A gut health article by Kyra Xavia

Science watch

  • GE food: What are the risks to our health?

Farming and horticulture

  • Meet the fungi, part 5: the oomycetes, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • The millers’ tale: Harry and Mary Lowe of New Zealand BioGrains, by Sandie Finnie

Organic sector

  • An organic future: How do we get there? Part 2 – RK Rose looks at the challenges and opportunities facing the organic sector

Building and technology

  • Gimme shelter: How to build a simple shed, sleepout or emergency shelter, by Nelson Lebo

Regulars

  • Editorial, Letters, Competitions, News, Book reviews, Things we like, What’s on,
  • Soil & Health contacts, and obituaries of Soil & Health members Diana Kirpensteijn and Peter Green