Organic NZ Magazine 2020

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September/October 2020 

Features

  • Organic dairying: A labour of love – Suzi Phillips visits Alexander Organics in Cambridge – Organic Farmer of the Year 2020
  • The new steam age: Hydrothermal weed management, by Stephen Torrington
  • Conscious coffee: Mike Murphy of Auckland’s Kōkako Coffee Roastery, interviewed by Monique Hemmingson

Gardening

  • Plan for plenty: Tips for gardening and food sourcing to meet your household’s needs, by Diana Noonan
  • Crazy about heirloom tomatoes: Minette Tonoli shares her passion and growing advice.
  • Multiply the indoor jungle: Propagating house plants, by Denise Cox
  • Maramataka for Mahuru and Whiringa-a-nuku – September and October, by Liliana Clarke

Health and food

  • Light and fresh recipes for spring Spring rice rolls; berry chocolate dessert cake; maple, walnut and spring greens salad, by Anna Valentine
  • The power of healing with plants: Natural health for rheumatoid arthritis: Jan Mullin tells her story.

Farming and horticulture

  • Reduced tillage for organic matter: How low-till practices help build organic matter, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • Lavender with altitude: Theresa Sjöquist tells the unique story of New Zealand Alpine Lavender, on the highway to Aoraki Mt Cook.

Building and technology

  • House of earth and wood: Faith Gould visits a timber-framed adobe infill house near Helensville.

Regulars

  • Editorial; Letters; Competitions; News; Soil & Health events and contacts; What’s on

July/August 2020

Features

  • Regenerating Aotearoa$1 billion
    for regenerative agricultureGen Toop reports on Greenpeace’s proposal 
  • Health is our wealthGrowing NZ’s natural health sector as part of a clean, green, post-Covid-19 recovery plan, by Sandra Clair 

Gardening

  • Happy houseplants, by Denise Cox 
  • The winter chook: needs and feeds – tips for beginners and old hands, by Pam Adam 
  • Maramataka for July and August – PipiriHōngongoi and Hereturi Kōkā, by Liliana Clarke 
  • Sorting out your seeds, by Philippa Jamieson

Health & food

  • Hot & spicy warming winter drinks, bMinette Tonoli 
  • An unhealthy glowScreen technologies and children’s health, by Anne Gastinger 
  • How I healed my IBS, with reiki and diet, by Mary Hambly  
  • Building immunity with herbsMary Allan shares her advice with Joanna Piekarski 

Farming and horticulture

  • Pasture management to boost organic matterby Dr Tim Jenkins  
  • Asparagus: Spears to die for – Theresa Sjöquist profiles Waikato growers, Greenfern  
  • Back to the futureA smooth transition to organic dairy in the Wairarapa, by Martin Freeth

Building and technology

  • Passive house vs. passive solar design, by Mark Fielding  

Regulars

  • EditorialLettersThings we likeCompetitionsNews (including the Organic Products Bill), Soil & Health AGM and voting informationSoil & Health branch contacts 

May/June 2020

Features

  • An organic appreciation of Jeanette Fitzsimons, by Christine Dann
  • A raw deal for raw milk? By Keith Newman
  • Survival foods: Grow and stow – tips for household and community food resilience, by Minette Tonoli

Gardening

  • Homegrown avocados, by Denise Cox
  • Locavore foraging for mulch: Kathrina Muller shares tips and 20 mulch options
  • Maramataka for Haratua and Pipiri, May and June, by Liliana Clarke

Health & food

  • Autumnal recipes using tamarillos, feijoas and avocados, by Denise Cox
  • Antiviral plant medicine: Using essential oils and tinctures, by Denise Cox
  • Fire cider and other tonics, by Minette Tonoli 5G: What’s the rush? By Anne Gastinger
  • Farming and horticulture
  • Compost, the soil transformer, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • Cooling the planet with water: Mary Ralston explores Walter Jehne’s focus on hydrology

Building and technology

  • Hempcrete: The green building revolution, by Antoine Tane

Regulars

  • News (including covid-19 impacts on the organic sector), editorial, competitions, book review, letters, AGM notice and Soil & Health update

March-April 2020

Features

  • Getting our Organic Act together, by Brendan Hoare
  • Regenerative catalyst: Jono Frew, by Mary Ralston
  • Dress up, break down: The case for compostable clothing, by Clara Bosshard

Gardening

Health and food

  • Aotearoa Food Resilience Charter
  • Fruits of the harvest: Seasonal recipes by Denise Cox and Ros Squire
  • Co-ops for everyone (not just hippies!): Tips to make co-ops work, by Natashia Lucas

Farming and horticulture

  • Bringing in the worms – to revitalise the soil, by David Whyte
  • Beetle mania: Dung beetles to transform farms, soils and waterways, by Theresa Sjöquist
  • Organic matters: Cover crops, by Dr Tim Jenkins

Building and technology

  • Sans Souci – no worries! Eco-accommodation in Golden Bay, by Vera Balzer

Regulars

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

January – February 2020

Features

  • Chemical poisoning: A survivor’s story, by former flower grower Stephen Torrington
  • Riding the dragon: Brendan Hoare’s organic story and business trends, by Niki Morrell

Gardening

  • Hot tips for summer gardening, including sowing carrots, by Philippa Jamieson
  • For the love of lavender: Gardening, health and recipes, by Denise Cox
  • Strawberries: from the garden to the kitchen, by Denise Cox
  • Moon calendar for January and February, by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • Delectable summer recipes, by Denise Cox: Spinach and strawberry salad, seedy bread, strawberry lavender soup, herbes de Provence
  • The magic of microbes: Isabel Pasch links gut biology, soils and sourdough, by Theresa Sjöquist
  • Rebuilding Christchurch – body and soul: Anne Gastinger meets yoga teacher and structural engineer Elena Turuera

Farming and horticulture

  • Carbon drawdown into soils: How do we manage it? asks Peter Bacchus
  • Soil biology testing, by Tim Jenkins
  • Blue berries, rosy future – True Earth: from organic veges to blueberries, by Theresa Sjöquist

Building and technology

  • Tiny footprint, with eco building materials – Rebecca Reider profiles
    Tiny Lifestyle in Golden Bay

Regulars

  • Editorial, Letters, Competitions, News, Things we like, Soil & Health events and contacts, What’s on – plus summer holiday crossword