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Organic family farms

As part of the International Year of Family Farming, Organic NZ is publishing profiles of organic family farms in every issue for 2014. We've selected four of these articles for you to read online - see below.

Healthy goats, healthy cheese

Alice Bulmer visits John and Jeanne van Kuyk of Aroha Organic Goat Cheese
It’s the middle of a drought – and John and Jeanne van Kuyk’s ‘girls’ couldn’t be happier ... more

It’s a vine thing

Theresa Sjoquist profiles Artisan Wines, a family vineyard that has become a hub of the Oratia community with its restaurant and weekly farmers’ market ... more

Te Koha Organics

by Bridget Freeman Rock
Shiloh, home to Te Koha Organics, is an 11-acre paradise on the outskirts of Hastings ... more

Success from the ground up

Suzanne Middleton visits Paul and Tracey Ruddenklau, who manage Kilbrannan near Te Anau, and discovers that organic farm management can be as intense and challenging as ownership ... more

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Organic NZ latest issue


Nov/Dec 2015

Share your garden with bugs and weeds – really?! This issue has heaps of useful info about organic pest and weed control so you can grow better veges and fruit. Who are your insect allies? What are your weeds telling you about the soil?

What a fab Christmas present – buy someone a gift subscription to Organic NZ: the gift that keeps on giving! Click on the Subscribe button at top right.

Other stories inside this issue include:

·         Crop Swap Taranaki

·         What is food sovereignty?

·         The art of kombucha

·         The poisoning of our waterways with agrichemicals

·         Homeopathy on the dairy farm

·         An eco house for under $100,000

PLUS: the ever-popular moon calendar, recipes, prizes, and more… see full contents.

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