In July 1975 the first “Journal of the New Zealand Tree Crops Association” appeared — editor David Ryde, with numerous line drawings by his wife Alison.
It was a great success, with reports on the activities of our recently-formed Association and articles contributed by members about a wide range of tree cropping topics.
Two issues appeared each year until 1981, when there were three. But, as the then—president Ian Howat recorded in 1983, “…increasing production costs and the growing demands on voluntary workers’ time has made further “home” production impossible. Our association has thus contracted with Associated Group Media Ltd for commercial production of our journal under the title ‘Growing Today.’ ”