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Check out our last issue of the year! This issue is full of features, interviews, and vegan and gluten-free recipes, and includes highlights of Soil & Health’s 80 years. Check out a profile of Nisa, with their organic cotton underwear range, and read our cover story on Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae!

What’s inside the November/December 2021 issue:

  • An interview with Marion Thomson, an active collaborator in the organic and biodynamic movement.
  • Gardening tips for November/December
  • Vibrant vegan recipes: Sri Lankan pulled jackfruit curry, and rawtella brownies
  • Maramataka for Whiringa Rangi and Hakihea

See the full contents list below!

Description

Organic NZ November/December 2021 

Features

  • Over the hedge at Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae: Taylor Aumua discovers what makes the māra kai at this marae so special.
  • Stitching a fabric of support: Siti Hajjar Sulaiman visits Nisa, which employs former refugees and migrants to make organic cotton underwear
  • Weaving together strands of the organic world: Bridget Freeman-Rock interviews Marion Thomson, an active collaborator
    in the organic and biodynamic movement.
  • Highlights of Soil & Health’s 80 years: By Gillian Woods and Philippa Jamieson

Gardening

  • Worms at your service: The Compost Collective offers top tips for worm farming to make great garden fertiliser.
  • Nurture, blossom and grow! Tips and tasks for the November–December māra, by Diana Noonan
  • No added salt: David Whyte finds out why salt’s not good for the garden, and suggests some organic solutions to weed control.
  • Maramataka for Whiringa Rangi and Hakihea: November and December, by Liliana Clarke

Health and food

  • Gluten-free panforte: Dovedale Bread shares this easy recipe for a decadent Christmas treat.
  • Vibrant vegan recipes: Sri Lankan pulled jackfruit curry, and rawtella brownies, by Kelsi Boocock

Farming and horticulture

  • Multi-tasking market gardener: Gaurav Sharma profiles Malkiat Singh at Pukekohe-based Kingseat Organics
  • Solutions for patchy plant growth: Dr Tim Jenkins looks at symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for patchy pastures and crops.

Building and technology

  • Light-earth sanctuary: Theresa Sjöquist visits Absurdistan Community near Kaiwaka to see the four light-earth buildings there.

Regulars

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