One Magic Square - Buy Now : A great book for beginner vegetable gardeners with simple to follow plans and low cost inputs. Also useful information and tips for the not so novice written by a very experienced vegetable gardener.
Directory of Certified Organic Inputs : BioGro has created a directory of certified organic inputs which it says will help organic businesses with the information needed to comply with BioGro's high standards.
Branding the Organic Business - Uneven Development : When a company that usually sells in a local, captive market participates in an international fair, it sees its image in comparison to others and this is a motivation for change, according to an Argentinian design company that specialises in organics. Branding in the organic sector is largely virgin territory they say, but adoption of more sophisticated imagery is emerging at the local level.
European Natural Cosmetics Industry Matures : Mainstreaming of the European natural cosmetics market is leading to the development of products for specific consumer segments, for example children and babies, teenagers, male grooming, anti-ageing and skin therapy reveals a study by the Organic Monitor.
2008: The state of Organics : In a recent round-up on the state of organics here and abroad, OANZ's Gavin Middleton points to continued solid growth in the organic market. With organic growing's considerable ability to cut down carbon emissions, and a potential market of one in three people, Mr Middleton raises the question why organics is still considered a niche market.
Organics 0800 number : Organics Aotearoa NZ has set up an 0800 number for farmers and growers thinking of making the move to organic.
Food miles issue heats up : While Helen Clark has signalled her government's intention to look at food miles, and the Greens are standing up for conventional kiwi lamb and dairy exports, the food miles issue also has implications for organics.
Organic Advertising FAQs : How can you promote your business or website online? How do online visitors operate? Why are our search engine listings so high? What does that mean for your organic business? What about online shopping? Online display advertising? The directory?
Setting organic standards : New Zealand's Organic Standards were set in 2003 to unify and protect the industry. At the same time, a 20 Year Strategy to provide focus was formulated, with many of its aims being achieved now through umbrella organic organisation, Organics Aotearoa NZ.
THE ANSWER FILE : Our file of questions from visitors on everything organic - from how control pests, diseases and weeds organically, to organics in the glasshouse - courtesy of Christchurch Polytechnic's Holger Kahl and organic students. Browse through the list or search by topic (Search button located at the top of each webpage). Sorry, we cannot accept any more questions from readers as this service is no longer available.
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