‘Sustainable Food Systems: Farming through Transitions’ on Wednesday morning and ‘Finn Ross: Regenerating Lake Hawea Station’ next Tuesday. Continue reading Two Free Farming Webinars
This year, the Organic NZ Award ceremony took place online, thanks to uninvited guest, Covid-19, celebrating and honouring the hard work of our organic producers. Continue reading Organic NZ Awards 2021
With fertile soil now being lost at a rate of 24bn tonnes a year, pollution of the world’s soils will only get worse if urgent action isn’t taken, concludes a new UN report. And this will have a devastating effect on our fragile ecosystems and human health. Continue reading Urgent Action Needed for Soil Pollution
On March 21st and 22nd the Organic Dairy & Pastoral Group held their annual conference at Waitawheta Camp in Waihi. This year the subject was ‘Physics in Agriculture’. Physics connects chemistry and biology, and the field was brought into perspective by host presenters Steve Erickson, Ewan Campbell, Dale Speedy, Glen Atkinson and Tracey Simpson, the ‘Fabulous Five’. Continue reading 2021 ODPG Conference Report: The Fabulous Five
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We understand soil chemistry and biology, but what about Physics?
The ODPG conference and AGM will venture into the future of agriculture, looking at the next level of understanding our farming systems. Join us for two days of inspiration exploring this Arena, with five interesting speakers and two farm visits. Continue reading Physics in Agriculture: ODPG Conference & AGM 2021
CHAOS SPRINGS has given so much support to the ODPG over the years, with Steve Erickson serving as Chair until last year. Not only has Steve been instrumental in organising this year’s conference, but Chaos Springs is also hosting a farm visit and Steve will be speaking on Phil Callahan’s body of work. Continue reading CHAOS SPRINGS: 2021 Conference Sponsor Profile
TRUE HEALTH has been involved with the ODPG for a long time, with Phyllis Tichinin serving on the Executive Committee until last year. We’re delighted that they continue to be involved, joining us as a conference sponsor this year. Continue reading TRUE HEALTH: 2021 Conference Sponsor Profile
Soil Foodweb, New Zealand’s foremost soil testing lab, has been a valued supporter of the ODPG for many years as a Commercial Member. We’re very happy they are returning as a conference sponsor this year, with Cherryle Prew in attendance. Continue reading SOIL FOODWEB: 2021 Conference Sponsor Profile
Phil Callahan’s keen observations led him to spend a lifetime studying how insects use infrared radiation and electromagnetism as a communication system for finding food, mates and navigating their environment. His many books enlighten readers into how Physics really works in nature. Steve Erickson will give a presentation of Phil’s work and tell how this knowledge will help you better understand the inner workings of your farm. Continue reading Introducing Phil Callahan’s Work: ODPG Conference 2021
Dale Speedy and his practitioners now successfully treat people and animals with skeletal stress injuries using a Flinchlock Release developed through martial arts techniques to release impact pressure. Continue reading Skeletal Sensory Shock: ODPG 2021 Conference