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In the July 2014 issue

A dreamy tasting French cheese
It's easy to make this simple goat cheese, even if you're a beginner.

5 amazing food forest gardens
Turn your garden into a ‘forest’ and feed your family all year-round.

Could you go full compost?
It’s nothing like a long drop, and it’s easy to make a fuss-free, smell-free loo.

Kimchi for me & you
A preserving queen finds a new challenge with this lip-smacking way of storing veges.

Permaculture by blitz
When someone needs permaculture inspiration in the Bay of Plenty, a group of enthusiasts carry out the ultimate green makeover.

PLUS
♦ 9 tips for growing saffron
♦ Why a tunnel house is a great investment
♦ Yes, elderberry is a weed
♦ Is your hen bunged up & how to help her out
♦ 6 organic ways to crush your Cali


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Growing your own saffron

Growing your own saffron
Saffron (Crocus sativus) has always fascinated me, being both beautiful and expensive, two irresistible qualities.

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Is your bird bunged up?

Is your bird bunged up?
The process of laying (oviposition) can be compromised when an egg becomes stuck, either by being too big or by turning sideways, blocking the way out. In a normal situation, the egg comes down the oviduct with its pointed end first. It is turned around after it leaves the shell gland by contractions of the uterine wall, and is laid blunt end first.

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6 organic ways to kill Cali thistle

6 organic ways to kill Cali thistle
Californian thistle is one of the most common weeds on NZ farms, and one of the hardest to kill off, but it is possible to do it without the use of chemicals.

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5 amazing food gardens

5 amazing food gardens
A food forest can take up half your block or be as small as an urban backyard, but the combination of fruit trees, berries, vines and vegetables – and in some cases animals – can create a resilient, self-sufficient garden that will feed you and your family all year-round.

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A dreamy little goat cheese

A dreamy little goat cheese
Good quality milk, vinegar and a bit of salt and voila. Chèvre!

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Fuss free, no smell: why you can go full compost

Fuss free, no smell: why you can go full compost
Every time someone flushes a standard toilet, around 10 litres of perfectly drinkable water is lost. Worse, it is contaminated with faeces and urine, then flows down into a smelly, sludgy anaerobic pit where it will spend years as a stinking mess. But with a little change in mindset, you can have a much greener way to deal to your ones and twos.

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