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Our latest issue is on sale now! Read a comprehensive feature on the proposed Therapeutics Products Bill and other organic news, plus lots to dig into for the autumn garden.
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This issue is brimming with information and inspiration, from cover to cover. In a timely feature, Dr Sandra Clair looks at the reasoning behind the Therapeutics Products Bill and says that, if executed well, this could be a step in the right direction for pluralistic medicine in New Zealand. We look at post-Covid fatigue and the recommended treatments for overcoming ongoing exhaustion; and an in-depth feature on the beneficial effects of seaweed on humans, animals, soil and more. We have more than enough to inspire for your autumn growing and harvesting, with a look at biocontrol for pest control, the maramataka for March and April, growing Azolla at home, and more!
Mauri ora, grab a copy and dig in!
What’s inside the March April 2023 issue:
  • Borrowed beauty: The inspirational story of a young woman who established a business on borrowed land using nothing but her talents and determination. 
  • Competitions: Win a treat of organic coffee, chocolate, soap and baked goods.
  • Growing organic hazels: Profiling growers and the industry of a nut that grows well in New Zealand. 
  • The plant-based recipes, including bread, salad, and a easy dessert, that restored Buffy Ellen Gill to health. 

See the full contents list below!

 

Description

Organic NZ March/April 2023

5 Editorial: Fear of change
6 Feedback
8 Community garden
10 Competitions: Win organic coffee, chocolate, soap, baked goods!
11 Things we like: Tried and liked products we recommend.
60 Green snippets: Updates from the organic world
62 Explaining organics: The definition of permaculture
63 Latest reads: Book reviews
64 The last word: Meet our national councillor Barbara Collis.  

Healthy Soil / Oranga nuku 

12 Bounty of the sea: Seaweed has a beneficial effect on humans, animals, soil life and plants. Discover how and why you should use this recycled goodness.
16 Growing good food: Practical advice for the season from an experienced gardener who grows her own food organically and sustainably.
23 Biocontrol: Understand how nature balances pests and how you can do so at home.
26 Moon calendar: Maramataka (Māori lunar), Gregorian, and biodynamic phases are incorporated into a comprehensive guide for gardening by the moon. 
28 Amazing azolla: The biofertilizer you can grow at home. 

Healthy Food / Oranga kai 

30 Hazels: Profiling growers and the industry of a nut that grows well in New Zealand under organic conditions.
37 Be Good recipes: The plant-based recipes that restored Buffy Ellen Gill to health.
42 Mending with mushrooms: Gourmet mushroom growers that see the medicinal properties of fungi. 

Healthy People / Oranga tāngata  

44 Post-COVID fatigue: Understanding and self-treatments for overcoming ongoing exhaustion.
48 Borrowed beauty: The inspirational story of a young woman who established a business on borrowed land using nothing but her talents and determination.
54 Therapeutics Products Bill: An analysis of the proposed law to regulate natural remedies. Our law needs to be updated for the benefit of consumers and exporters – are we doing it right?