Organic NZ Magazine 2021

posted in: Past Issue Lists

Organic NZ May/June 2021

Features

  • Rich pickings at a feijoa winery: Theresa Sjöquist traces 49 years of Lothlorien
  • Instrument of change for organics: Bridget Freeman-Rock visits former Soil & Health president Perry Spiller
  • Acid test: Safer weed management trials – Catherine de Monchy reports on citizen scientists using acetic acid

Gardening

  • Autumn gardening: Gather, snip and tidy, by Diana Noonan
  • How to make a lasagna bed – from the new book by Niva and Yotam Kay of Pakaraka Permaculture
  • Compost solutions for urban renters, part 2, by Meghan Read
  • Maramataka for Haratua and Pipiri, May and June, by Liliana Clarke

Health and food

  • Love your hips! Immune boost and other health benefits of rosehips, by Sara Mertens
  • Make your own plant-based milksRecipes, tips and nutritional value, by Gretta Carney and Isidora Roa

Farming and horticulture

  • Shovel-ready solutions: Scaling up organic, regenerative agriculture to reverse climate change, by Andre Leu
  • When metals are heavy: Soil Doctor part 2, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • A rare breed ideal for organic blocks: Kim Phelps introduces the Hinterwald
  • Hands and hearts: The strengths of urban farming, by Carl Pickens

Building and technology

  • Cohousing for life, from the new book about Earthsong by Robin Allison, plus a review by Graeme North

Regulars

  • Editorial, Letters, Things we like, News including an obituary of Peter Downard, Soil & Health news, Soil & Health events and contacts, What’s on, Competitions

Organic NZ March/April 2021

Features

  • The rising tide of plant-based milk: Gretta Carney and Isidora Roa look at the environmental and ethical issues involved
  • Plant medicine from the soil: Rebecca Reider tells the story of Pure Peony’s skincare
  • Organic originals: Mercedes Walkham profiles four Soil & Health Mid Canterbury branch members – Juliette Hooper, Bev Cameron, Marry and Harry Lowe

Gardening

  • Compost solutions for urban renters: Meghan Read interviews two Aucklanders about the options they’ve chosen
  • Harvest gardening: Seasonal bounty, and what to plant next, by Diana Noonan
  • Contaminated compost: Minette Tonoli reports on plant damage from herbicide residues
  • Maramataka for Poutū-te-rangi and Paenga whāwhā – March and April, by Liliana Clarke

Health and food

  • Fake meat or real veg? Christine Dann asks what’s healthiest for you and Mother Earth
  • Hot cross buns: Recipe for Easter by Isabel Pasch
  • Preserving the harvestL Mouth-watering tomato and chilli recipes by Minette Tonoli
  • The risks of fluoridation to babies in the womb, by Dr John Christie

Farming and horticulture

  • Remedies for run-down soils: Dr Tim Jenkins kicks offs a new Soil Doctor series
  • Healthy food powered by nature, by organic market gardeners Dom Ferretti and Jeanette Ida

Building and technology

  • Tools for permaculture living: Theresa Sjöquist profiles Tess and Marco Partridge of Crafty Gatherer

Regulars

  • Guest editorial on climate change action by Marion Wood, Letters, Things we like, Competitions, News, Soil & Health events and contacts, What’s on 

Organic NZ January/February 2021

Features

  • Local food loop in the capital city: Kaicycle, by Jennifer Jevons, Kate WalmsleyRory Lenihan-Ikin and Ehsan Hazaveh 
  • Passion for plumsMartin Freeth profiles Jennie and Bob Crum of Windsong Orchard in Renwick 
  • Common groundHighlights from Matt Morris’ new book about Aotearoa’s gardening histories 

Gardening

  • Let us eat flowersby Minette Tonoli 
  • Tips and tasks for the summer gardenbDiana Noonan 
  • Maramataka for Kohitātea and Huitānguru (January and February), by Liliana Clarke

Health and food

  • Summer recipes: Rose petal jam, seaweed dukkah, vegan ‘meatballs’ and creamy salad dressing 
  • Healthy weight lossDiana Noonan’s plant-based wholefood eating plan 
  • Herbs of the sea: Nourish and heal with superfood seaweeds, by Sara Mertens  

Farming and horticulture

  • A tale of two groves: Crispin Caldicott talks with veteran olive grower Peter Crelinsten 
  • Flamin’ weeds! David Whyte on using a hand-held flame weeder on his driveway 
  • How to identify and control guava moth, by Duncan Smith 

Building and technology

  • From the good earth: Greg Barron and Jin Ling’s poured earth house in Whangarei, by Theresa Sjöquist 

Regulars

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