Current OrganicNZ Issue



2019 September – October Issue


  • Tai Tokerau 2050, by Peter Bruce-Iri


  • Our Organic 2020 vision – reflections in 2019, by Brendan Hoare
  • From sipping soda to organic food champion: Rebecca Reider profiles Robyn O’Brien
  • Sacred maca: Anne Gastinger profiles Peruvian-NZ superfood company Seleno Health
  • Is beekeeping for me? By Andrew Matheson and Murray Reid


  • Ready, set, sow! Dave Treadwell’s tips for growing from seed
  • Who’s eating your tomatoes and potatoes? How to identify and avoid the tomato-potato psyllid, by Duncan Smith
  • Old School Reserve Teaching Garden: A photo essay by several contributors
  • Moon calendar for September and October by Rachel Pomeroy

Health and food

  • Safe weed control in our streets and parks: Giving up glyphosate, by Hana Blackmore
  • Healing my child: How Desiree Lee alleviated her daughter’s allergies and an autoimmune condition
  • Spring recipes: Beetroot kimchi, cauliflower bagels, and raw chocolate peanut butter cups, by Andrew Crowe
  • Zen and the art of going barefoot, by Duncan Hill

Farming and horticulture

  • Plant testing: Leaf analysis for soil assessment, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • Land of milk and harmony: Ross Nolly profiles Flipp Farms, Manawatu
  • Forest guilds: A billion of the best trees – part 3, by Helmut Janssen

Building and technology

  • Many hands make light earth: Philippa Jamieson finds out about Grant Steven’s light earth building techniques


  • Regulars: Editorial, Letters, Competitions, News, Book reviews, Things we like, Soil & Health events and contacts, What’s on