2020 March-April Issue


  • 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


  • Grape expectations: How to grow table grapes, by Denise Cox
  • Keep your garden safe from killer compost: Minette Tonoli shares her tips
  • Maramataka: the lunar calendar, by Liliana Clarke
  • Maramataka for Poutū-te-rangi and Paenga-whāwhā (March and April), by Liliana Clarke

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


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