2019 May – June Issue


  • 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


  • 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


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