New Zealand Approach to Self-Reliance

Organic farming practices in New Zealand began on a commercial scale in the 1980s and is now an increasing segment of the market with some of the larger companies such as Wattie's becoming involved.
Lincoln University, which has a strong focus on agricultural research, operates the Biological Husbandry Unit which first opened in 1976 and now focuses organic and sustainable agriculture.[1] The University also operates the 57 hectare Kowhai Farm that is managed to BIO-GRO Organic Production Standards.
Land use patterns show in 2002 there were 46,886 hectares of land certified as either fully organic or in transition to becoming fully organic.

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Great thoughts about seed keeping!