Organic NZ March/April 2021 


  • 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


  • 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


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