Organic NZ Magazine 2019

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2019 September – October Issue

Opinion

  • Tai Tokerau 2050, by Peter Bruce-Iri

Features

  • Our Organic 2020 vision – reflections in 2019, by Brendan Hoare
  • From sipping soda to organic food champion: Rebecca Reider profiles Robyn O’Brien
  • Sacred maca: Anne Gastinger profiles Peruvian-NZ superfood company Seleno Health
  • Is beekeeping for me? By Andrew Matheson and Murray Reid

Gardening

  • Ready, set, sow! Dave Treadwell’s tips for growing from seed
  • Who’s eating your tomatoes and potatoes? How to identify and avoid the tomato-potato psyllid, by Duncan Smith
  • Old School Reserve Teaching Garden: A photo essay by several contributors
  • Moon calendar for September and October by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

Farming and horticulture

  • Plant testing: Leaf analysis for soil assessment, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • Land of milk and harmony: Ross Nolly profiles Flipp Farms, Manawatu
  • Forest guilds: A billion of the best trees – part 3, by Helmut Janssen

Building and technology

  • Many hands make light earth: Philippa Jamieson finds out about Grant Steven’s light earth building techniques

Regulars

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

2019 July – August Issue

Opinion

Features 

  • From crop to shop: 30 years of teamwork – Trudy Kessels visitJanet Chambers and Judy Moss of JJ Organics in Napier 
  • Rabbits in an orchard ecosystem, by David Whyte 
  • Coping with chemo – naturallyDenise Cox shares the natural remedies she used alongside chemotherapy

Gardening

  • Tiny homes for plantsHow to build a cold frame for seeds and seedlings, by Duncan Hill 
  • Pruning subtropical fruit and grapevinesHow to prune avocados, citrus, feijoas, figs and grapevines, by Kath Irvine 
  • Moon calendar for July and August by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food 

  • Ready to roll: A mobile organic kitchen – Green Cuisine’s story and recipes  
  • Winter wellness: Ward off coughs, colds and flu – naturally, by Sandra Clair 
  • Reducing electrosmog exposureRicki’s road to recovery, by Anne Gastinger

Farming and horticulture

  • Hidden heroes: Fostering fungi for healthy plants, by David Whyte 
  • Tracking soil: Regular soil testing to track changes, by Dr Tim Jenkins  

Building and technology 

  • Future-proofing shelter: The climate-safe house project, by Scott Willis 

Regulars 

  • EditorialLettersCompetitionsNewsSoil & Health AGM news, Things we likeSoil & Health events and contactsWhat’s on 

2019 May – June Issue

Features

  • Agri-tourism in the Philippines: Gretta Carney visits Bohol Coco Farm
  • Growing people, plants and profit: Community spaces as places to learn gardening, by Katrina Wolff
  • Piko Wholefoods: 40 years of co-operation by Theresa Sjöquist

Gardening

  • SOLE food: seasonal, organic, local and ethical: Ross Nolly visits Tricia Thompson’s New Plymouth garden
  • The beet goes on: How to grow, harvest and store beetroot, by Denise Cox
  • Carbon capture: How to build humus for a healthy home garden, by Mike Bradstock
  • Moon calendar for May and June, by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • In praise of beetroot: Health benefits and delicious recipes, by Denise Cox
  • Take charge of your health, by David Musgrave of Waihi Bush Farm
  • How to make 5 beeswax food wraps, by Diana Noonan

Farming and horticulture

  • The importance of trace elements in the soil, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • From seed to tree to bush vitality: A billion of the best trees, part 2, by Helmut Janssen
  • Farmers ahead of their time: Mary Ralston profiles biodynamic beef farmers Erwin and Ursula Eisenmann of Waimā Hill Farm

Building and technology

  • Living within a sculpture: A Waitākere rammed earth house, by Faith Gould

Science watch

  • Pandora’s potatoesFormer genetic engineer Dr Caius Rommens renounces his GE work

Regulars

  • EditorialLettersCompetitionsNewsOrganic sectorBook reviews, Soil & Health updateSoil & Health events and contactsWhat’s on

March/April 2019 issue

Features

  • The coming exodus: Transition to a post-fossil-fuel future, by Murray Grimwood
  • The magic bean: Harvest your own beans to dry, by Rachel Rose
  • A new lease of life for a heritage orchard: Michelle Read discovers Kaputahi Community Orchard, Christchurch

Gardening

  • A healing herb garden for body, mind and spirit, by Sharon Stevens
  • Buried treasure: Make a garden treasure box to pest-proof your food scraps, by Mike Bradstock
  • Sweet and sour gardening: Assessing soils in the home garden, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • How to harvest, cure and store kūmara, by Rachel Rose
  • Moon calendar for March and April, by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • 30-day juice cleanse to heal an ovarian cyst: Raneeta Curtis shares her natural healing story
  • Two traditional gluten-free pancake ferments: Dosa and injera recipes, by Diana Noonan
  • Tea with plastic anyone? Alison White finds out what tea bags are made of, and how to make the healthiest cup of tea

Farming and horticulture

  • Scything: Reviving a heritage skill, by Sharon Stevens
  • Strength in diversity – from soil to salami, and more: Theresa Sjöquist visits Aotea Organics farm, Kaipara

Building and technology

  • Silo slumber: Maureen Howard visits an eco accommodation venue with a difference

Regulars

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

January/February 2019 issue

Features

  • Super natural growing power: Anissa Ljanta visits Coromandel market garden Pakaraka Permaculture
  • The new faces of organic growing: Niki Morrell interviews Bay of Plenty market gardeners Six Toed Fox Organics
  • Shopping with certainty: Theresa Sjöquist finds out from Christchurch retailer Liberty Market what it means to be a certified organic shop
  • Going organic: A school’s story, by Andy Bramwell of
    Waikato Waldorf School

Gardening

  • As cool as… How to grow cucumbers, by Denise Cox
  • Your gardening tips: Readers share their handy hints and successes
  • Moon calendar for January and February, by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • Natural skin solutions, by Sandra Clair
  • Summer recipes, including roasted gooseberry fool, cucumber cooler, zucchini chocolate cake and more, by Denise Cox
  • Gluten-free means pain-free: Wendy Spratt shares her health success story with Philippa Jamieson

Farming and horticulture

  • What your weeds reveal about your soil: The third in a series on assessing soils by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • A billion of the best trees: Helmut Janssen explores the best trees for carbon formation in Aotearoa

Building and technology

  • Bring it by bike: Murray Grimwood checks out bike trailers, cargo bikes and electric-assist options

Science watch

  • The health risks of electromagnetic radiation, by trustees of PSGR

Regulars

  • Guest editorial by Chris Perley, Letters, Competitions, News, Things we like, Soil & Health update, Soil & Health events and contacts, What’s on, Book reviews
  • NEW: Cryptic crossword by Māyā