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Our latest issue is here! Jump into 2022 inspired to connect with your whenua, with summer inspiration on growing, cooking and farming organically. This issue is full of great features and interviews, with a raw blackcurrant & vanilla cheesecake with berries from organic producer ViBERi; the 2021 winner of the Organic NZ Food of the Year Award. Dig in to this and other recipes for the warmer months from the Two Raw Sisters, from their new book Salad.
What’s inside the January/February 2022 issue:
  • Preventing climate change with organic farming
  • Blooming beautiful: discover organic flowers
  • Take the plunge!: The health benefits of cold-water therapy
  • Grandad’s potted garden: Asian veges

See the full contents list below!


Organic NZ January/February 2022


  • Together we grow: Common Unity: a model food and community hub in the Hutt Valley, by Rachel Rose 
  • Blooming beautiful: Theresa Sjöquist discovers one of the few certified organic flower growers in NZ. 
  • Growing global: Melissa Reid asks how can we scale up to meet organic domestic and export demands 


  • Bounty and busyness: Summer gardening tips and tasks, by Diana Noonan 
  • Grandad’s potted garden: Dee Pignéguy finds an oasis of plenty with many Asian vegetables.  
  • Maramataka for Kohitātea and Huitanguru: January and February, by Liliana Clarke 

Health and food

  • Take the plunge! The health benefits of cold-water immersion, by Anne Gastinger 
  • Alive and thriving: Matt Ramsay’s journey to health with a wholefood plant-based diet, by Doris Neubauer 
  • Plant-based recipes: Massaged kale chopped salad; vamped-up Bloody Mary; and lemon poppyseed pancakes, by Matt Ramsay
  • Super summer recipes: Millet, harissa and roasted carrots; and beetroot avo mud cake, by the Two Raw Sisters 
  • Raw blackcurrant & vanilla cheesecake, bHarriet Meyer-Knight 

Farming and horticulture

  • Vibrantly organic!: Jeff Smith profiles blackcurrant producer ViBERi, winner of the 2021 Organic NZ Food of the Year Award 
  • Outstanding in their field: Willowmere Organics has a new twist on a traditional organic farming operation, writes Mary Ralston
  • Climate-smart farming: Dr Tim Jenkins explores how organic farming practices can help prevent and adapt to climate change 

Building and technology

  • Craft: The power to transform: Rekindle workshop in Christchurch is good for people and the planet, as Anne Gastinger discovers 


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