Organic NZ November/December 2020



  • Soil4Climate project breaks new ground, by Pete Huggins and Jenny Lux
  • Ethics in a cup: Fairtrade organic coffee – Theresa Sjöquist interviews IncaFé’s Joop Verbeek
  • Te Wharekura o Maniapoto: Educating the community – Yvonne Taura interviews Hōhepa Hei


  • Hot favourites: How to grow chillies, by Minette Tonoli
  • Tips and tasks for the November–December garden, by Diana Noonan
  • Keep your chooks in tip-top health with herbs and natural remedies, by Pam Adam
  • Maramataka for Whiringa rangi and Hakihea (November/December), by Liliana Clarke

Health and food

  • From breakdown to breakthrough: How Lydia Harris stopped her seizures
  • Something in the water: The health dangers of nitrates in drinking water, by Mary Ralston

Farming and horticulture

  • Organic sheep and beef: Renewed efforts for growth, by Martin Freeth
  • Mulching to protect soil organic matter, by Dr Tim Jenkins

 Building and technology

  • Low energy, high performance: An off-grid portable house in Central Otago, by Andrea Bosshard

Science watch

  • Noticing microbial worlds: The importance of microbes in the evolution and health of animals and plants, by Margaret McFall-Ngai


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