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Pre-Organic Week Events

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PIHA

Waygood Foundation | Garden Walk

10 am - 12:30 pm, Saturday 4th Sept

Join us on a morning walk around the gardens, where we share our knowledge about edible plants and weeds. Followed by an interactive hot compost making and seed sowing workshop.

Cost:

FREE

Saturday 11 September

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WELLINGTON

Te Papa | Soundings Auditorium

11:30 am -  3:30 pm

Hear from organic farmers, growers, chefs, advocates and brands about how the four guiding principles of organics impact our daily lives.

Cost:

FREE

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FEATHERSTON

Organic Market | Cameron Organics

9 am -  12 pm

Organic market at Cameron Organics, Fitzherbert Street. If you have organic produce, get in touch and run a stall.

Cost:

FREE

Sunday 12 September

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WAIHEKE

Awaawaroa Bay Eco Village |

Open Day 10 am -  4 pm

Come along for an insight into organic gardening, eco housing, off grid living, revegetation projects and more. A special bush-craft programme available for primary aged children.

Cost:

$25/$5

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HAMILTON

Zealong | Open Day

9 am -  4 pm

To celebrate Organic Week we are putting down our tools and sharing the estate with you through our public open day tour. For the first time ever, Zealong’s tea processing factory, farm, and venues are open for viewing. We will also have our expert team located at each location to share their stories and experiences.

Cost:

FREE

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RIWAKA

Good Harvest Market Garden |

Open Day 10 am -  2 pm

The property has been following biodynamic and organic practices for 35 years. As new managers this season we would love to meet you and welcome you to tour the property Feel free to bring the whole family, but please leave pets at home. Our farm shop will be open to buy produce. 412 Main Rd Riwaka, previously known as The Pulsing Patch.

Cost:

FREE

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FEATHERSTON

Pae tū Mōkai o Tauira | Introduction to Hugelkulture 

 10 am -  3 pm

He aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai.

An introduction to Hugelkuture, bbq provided, sharing kai. Hosted by Pae tū Mōkai o Tauira at Lake Domain, Wairarapa Moana.

Cost:

FREE

Monday 13 September

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FEATHERSTON

Remutaka Cidery | Organic Cider Orchard Tour 10 am -  12.30 pm

Hosted by Sally, tour the Remutaka cider orchards and learn about their organic practices.

Cost:

FREE

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FEATHERSTON

Kiwi Hall | Film Viewing: One Man, One Cow, One Planet

7.30 pm -   9 pm

Free viewing of 'One Man, One Cow, One Planet' based around an inspirational New Zealand farmer, Peter Proctor. Peter shows us how organic and biodynamic farming practices build healthy soil and plants. At the age of 80, he and his wife move to India because Peter thinks this is a country where organic and biodynamic farming can really take over.

Cost:

FREE

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LINCOLN

Lincoln University | Public Lecture and Farm Tour pm - 3 pm

Come and listen to Dr Charles Merfield from the BHU Future Farming Centre talk about organic crop production, following this Jamie from @laughingpukeko will take a farm tour of her growing area and chickens on the BHU Farm.

Cost:

FREE

Wednesday 15 September

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WELLINGTON

Trade Aid | Chocolate Tour

5 pm - 7.45 pm

To celebrate Organic Week, Trade Aid , Wellington Chocolate Factory and Commonsense invite you to take a short walk around central Wellington to find out more about certified organic, Fair Trade chocolate.

Cost:

$10

Friday 17 September

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ROTORUA

Rotorua Library | Organic Gardening Talk and Seed Sowing

12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Join Simon Barbour from Grow Together Farm, Jenny Lux from Lux Organics and Janine Cotter from Brown Owl Organics for an informative slide-show about organic gardening in Rotorua District.  Then, join in with some fun seed sowing outside the library on Jean Batten Square, and take home your own organic seedlings. Bring some empty plant pots or punnets.

Cost:

FREE

Saturday 18 September

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OTAKI

Commonsense Organic Farm Tour with Ruth Pretty Lunch

10 am -  2:30 pm

Join us for a tour of Common Property, our certified organic farm in Te Horo, followed by a delicious organic lunch hosted by Ruth Pretty. 

Cost:

$26.60

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NEW PLYMOUTH

Korito Introduction to Permaculture

Two Day Course: 9 am - 5 pm Sat & Sun

Learn how to design your garden the permaculture way with minimal work to maintain. Learn how to build soil from household waste, and grow nutrient dense food without using chemicals. 

Cost:

$200

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FEATHERSTON

Organic Market | Cameron Organics

9 am -  12 pm

Organic market at Cameron Organics, Fitzherbert Street. If you have organic produce, get in touch and run a stall.

Cost:

FREE

Sunday 19 September

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FEATHERSTON

Eco Farm Garden Tour | 25 year Celebration  1 pm -  3.30 pm

Frank and Josje are hosting you for an afternoon to see their well established organic community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. There will be vegetables and seedlings for sale and a special garden tour for the younger ones.

Cost:

$10/5