Day Two of the ODPG ‘ORGANICS Past, Present & Future Conference is Field Trip Day, and we have two fascinating field trips planned. We’ve chartered coaches and organised packed lunches for a great day out. Everyone will be split into two groups to visit the destinations, and the groups will swap venues halfway through the day.
So, let’s take a look at FIELD TRIP ONE…
GAVIN FISHER, ambassador for the Organic Dairy Hub, was one of the original instigators behind the formation of ODPG and his farm was one of Fonterra’s first organic suppliers. He has been farming organically for decades and the fruits of his labour are visible in every corner of his property. The cow races are bordered with trees of every description, fruit, nuts and medicinal varieties for the animals to graze adlib. Gavin is an inspirational caretaker of the environment. ‘Seeing is believing’. He himself would reverse that to ‘believing is seeing’.
Find out more about Gavin’s approach to farming in this recent article from NZ Farm Life: Multi-Functioning Trees. And visit Gavin’s page Off the Planet Organics on Instagram for a sneaky peak of the wonders we’re going to find on our field trip!
We’ll take a look at the second field trip tomorrow, so stay tuned.
2023 ODPG Conference | ORGANICS Past, Present & Future
A packed TWO-DAY ORGANIC FARMING CONFERENCE in WAIKATO on APRIL 19th + 20th
- Six knowledgeable speakers
- Two fascinating field trips.
- A chance for all those with an interest in organic, regenerative and biological farming to get together, learn together and share ideas.
We hope you can join us!
WE’D LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR SPONSORS who were extremely patient while we hastily changed our conference location from the site of cyclone devastation in Hawkes Bay.