Description

2020 January – February Issue

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, by Rebecca Reider

Regulars

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