Organic week

Along with celebrating Te reo this week it is also Organic week throughout the country.

A listing of events associated with Organic week can be found here

With a growing interest in organic products here are some of the library resources that may interest those who are either working with organic products or considering developing or diversifying into that field.
Read Organic NZ online via Overdrive
Organic NZ.
“Organic NZ is filled with info to live a healthier lifestyle – for you and the planet! Published by the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand, working since 1941 for sustainable organic agricultural and good health. Topics range from home garden to large-scale success stories; eco-building; urban organics; genetic engineering & chemical issues; food matters & natural health.” (Catalogue)

Some hands on advice for regenerative gardening comes in this new book by a New Zealand market gardener. Available in both hard copy and e-formatĀ 

The abundant garden : a practical guide to growing a regenerative home garden / Kay, Niva
“Niva and Yotam Kay of Pakaraka Permaculture, on the Coromandel Peninsula of Aotearoa New Zealand, share their long experience of organic gardening in this comprehensive book on how to create and maintain a productive and regenerative vegetable garden. Taking care of the soil life and fertility provides plants with what they need to thrive. This is grounded in the latest scientific research on soil health, ecological and regenerative practices.” (Catalogue)

If you wish to know more about building organically, or in an eco-friendly, sustainable fashion then you will glean some ideas from
The sustainable house handbook : how to plan and build an affordable, energy-efficient and waterwise home for the future / Byrne, Josh
“The Sustainable House Handbook is your comprehensive guide to building an affordable, eco-friendly and energy, plus water-efficient green home for the future. In this book, sustainability expert and Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne takes takes readers through the process of planning a 10-Star rated high-performance home according to the Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), and outlines how it is possible to build with conventional materials, in an accessible and cost-effective way.” (Catalogue)

If you wish to reduce synthetic chemical cleaning products in your home then checkout
Fresh clean home : making your own natural cleaning products / Graham, Wendy
“Discover how to make your own cleaning products to maintain a germ-free home whilst avoiding a cocktail of chemicals. Reap the potential health and environmental benefits of natural products with these organic and environmentally friendly mixtures. Using a base of essential oils and natural ingredients, these cleaning products are easy, eco-friendly and as effective as any shop-bought mix.” (Catalogue)

You can learn how to make your own skin care and hygiene products with
Botanical soaps : a modern guide to making your own soaps, shampoo bars and other beauty essentials / Tarallo, Marta
“Learn how to simplify your beauty regime with Botanical Soaps as this book shows you how to create your own beauty products using all natural ingredients. Demystify your skin type and discover how to combat bathroom plastic, minimize your routine by making your own soaps, shampoo bars and other beauty products including, lip butters, cleansers, bath salts and natural deodorants. Botanical Soaps is a beautiful and inspiring guide that will encourage you to green up your beauty regime with all natural, organic projects that are kinder to both the planet and your skin”– Provided by publisher.” (Catalogue)