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:
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.
Elisha Watson - CEO & Founder, Nisa
Vicki Young - Wellington General Manager, Everybody Eats
Moderator: Laurie Foon, Wellington City Councillor, Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan Joint Committee
Monday 13 September | 12.30 - 1.30 pm
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.
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
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.
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