Organic NZ May/June 2021 


  • Rich pickings at a feijoa winery: Theresa Sjöquist traces 49 years of Lothlorien
  • Instrument of change for organics: Bridget Freeman-Rock visits former Soil & Health president Perry Spiller
  • Acid test: Safer weed management trials – Catherine de Monchy reports on citizen scientists using acetic acid


  • Autumn gardening: Gather, snip and tidy, by Diana Noonan
  • How to make a lasagna bed – from the new book by Niva and Yotam Kay of Pakaraka Permaculture
  • Compost solutions for urban renters, part 2, by Meghan Read
  • Maramataka for Haratua and Pipiri, May and June, by Liliana Clarke

Health and food

  • Love your hips! Immune boost and other health benefits of rosehips, by Sara Mertens
  • Make your own plant-based milks: Recipes, tips and nutritional value, by Gretta Carney and Isidora Roa

Farming and horticulture

  • Shovel-ready solutions: Scaling up organic, regenerative agriculture to reverse climate change, by Andre Leu
  • When metals are heavy: Soil Doctor part 2, by Dr Tim Jenkins
  • A rare breed ideal for organic blocks: Kim Phelps introduces the Hinterwald
  • Hands and hearts: The strengths of urban farming, by Carl Pickens

Building and technology

  • Cohousing for life, from the new book about Earthsong by Robin Allison, plus a review by Graeme North


  • Editorial, Letters, Things we like, News including an obituary of Peter Downard, Soil & Health news, Soil & Health events and contacts, What’s on, Competitions