Recycling plant matter into plant food is half of the cycle of life. Kaitlyn Lamb describes how this can be done on any scale, in any place – even the most urban situation.
Over four decades, thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of voluntary hours have been committed to establishing a solid foundation for organics in New Zealand. Brendan Hoare recounts the journey, the challenges, and the lessons learnt in the creation of the Organic Product and Production Act 2023.
A philosophy that transcends all cultures, religions, or science has been practised in Aotearoa for nearly a century. It’s a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition that is gaining recognition worldwide.
At this critical point of organic development in Aotearoa, government support is going to be crucial for organic and sustainable practices to evolve. Jenny Lux asks our political parties what they intend to do about it.
Kev Dowman tells Paula Sharp why we should be producing biochar on a commercial scale. He says it is an investment for our future, specifically the future of New Zealand’s land quality and how we can contain carbon.
We are delighted to announce the winners in the Peoples’ Choice, Hua Parakore, and Peer-Reviewed categories for the OrganicNZ Awards 2023.
With over 30 years in the industry, the creation of the long-established brand “Waihi Bush Organic Farm” came from humble beginnings: the business was born from a desire to find solution to a family health problem rather than from desire to get rich.
Kōkako Organic Coffee Roasters have been championing organics since their inception in 2001, becoming officially certified by BioGro NZ in 2007 (They’re also a proud sponsor of Organic Week). As well as being certified organic, they’re also certified Fairtrade – and this dual certification continues to have a positive impact on both the environment and the wellbeing of the producers.
The silts from recent floods are devoid of the all-important pore spaces, organic matter and microbes that make up a living soil. Charles Merfield gives practical recommendations on how to use organic processes to re-establish these and revitalise mineral-rich silt.
Practitioners are convinced biodynamics is the way of the future – and are financing the research to prove it.
Chantal Organics is an award-winning New Zealand-owned company that was established in 1978 and is driven by a passion to fuel families and protect the planet.
Built on the foundations of organic and sustainable practices, they offer a range of products that captures the genius of nature and provides true nutrition to Kiwis.
We are delighted to announce finalists in the peer-reviewed categories for Organic NZ Awards 2023.