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 ORGANIC WEEK!
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Organic Week @ Home Speaker Series
11, 13, 14 September | 12:30 - 1.30 pm
 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to host our exciting event at Te Papa.

Instead, we are creating a series of three online events that you can join each day to  discover how organics helps our health, our communities and our planet thrive. 

Hear from organic farmers, growers, chefs and brands in an engaging conversation demonstrating how the four guiding principles of organics — health, ecological balance, fairness and care — impact our daily lives.

We will still be speaking to the same panelists about the same important issues.


AND panel spot prizes will still be awarded! Your name will automatically go into the
draw when you register for the event. Prizes will only be awarded to those who
are present online when names are drawn.

Register to attend the free panel events here:

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Thank you to our platinum sponsors for helping to make this event happen.

Saturday 11 September | 12.30 - 1.30 pm

 

Matatika/Fairness and Ngātahi/Care

Organics In Sustainable Communities

 

Healthy societies are based on equality, respect and justice for all living things. This principle emphasises that those involved in organic agriculture should conduct human relationships in a manner that ensures fairness at all levels and to all parties.

 

The principle of Ngātahi, or Care, is based on the belief that a healthy future means caring for the generations to come by protecting and restoring land and water to good health.

 

This panel will take an in-depth look at the role organics plays in healthy, sustainable communities — from clean land and water, to healthy kai grown in community gardens.

Panelists:

Elisha Watson - CEO & Founder, Nisa

Vicki Young - Wellington General Manager, Everybody Eats

Tim Packer - Community Gardener @ Innermost Community Gardens, the Village Garden Project & Aotearoa Community Gardens

Moderator: Laurie Foon, Wellington City Councillor, Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Joint Committee

Monday 13 September | 12.30 - 1.30 pm

Hauropi/Ecology

Uncovering the Relationships From Land to Brand
 

Organic agriculture is based on living ecological systems and cycles, working with them, emulating them and helping sustain them.

 

This panel identifies the importance of organics in eco-friendly, health and wellness lifestyles.

 

Panelists:

 

Rory Lenihan-Ikin - Farm Manager, Kaicycle Urban Farm

Tremane Barr - Founder, Bio Whenua


Blake Foster - Founder & Grower, NZ Alpine Lavender


Amy Reason - Research & Development, Zealong Tea Estate

 

Moderator: Philippa Jamison, Editor OrganicNZ Magazine

Tuesday 14 September | 12.30 - 1.30 pm

Hauora/Health
Healthy Food = Healthy People = Healthy Planet

 

Healthy food starts with healthy soil to support healthy plants and animals.

 

The panel will dive into what it means to be an organic farmer, delivering high-quality, nutrient-rich products from the farm to your fork. Farmers, growers and chefs talk about what it takes to produce delicious organic food and why it matters. 

 

Panelists: 
 

Yotam Kay - Grower & Educator, Pakaraka Permaculture 
Author of Regenerative Living and Organic Market Gardening

 

Scott Lawson - Hawke's Bay Blueberry Grower, Lawson’s True Earth

Adrian Townsend - Co-founder, Durham Farms

Megan May - Founder, Chef & Creator, Little Bird Organics

 

Moderator: Sarah Tanner, Health & Wellness advocate & Ceres Organics ambassador