This year, we have a total of 24 Commercial Members who help to keep the ODPG going with their membership, and often step forward when we need event sponsors or webinar hosts. We would like to say a big thank you to every single one of them for joining us this year. They enable us to support our organic and regenerative farmers with advice, resources, webinars, workshops and conferences. Continue reading Supporting our ODPG Suppliers
More bee hotels, flowering plants in public spaces, native plants on bus stop roofs and a reduction of chemical spraying are just some of the 70 initiatives used in Dutch cities to encourage a healthy bee population. But is it too late for the countryside? Continue reading Dutch Cities in Drive to Halt Bee Decline
In the ideal organic regime everything is balanced, the pests are no longer pests and disease no longer exists. The realization of establishing the above environment is it takes time, and lots of it. It also involves a lot of trial and errors that can be expensive. In our next webinar, we’ll be looking at forms of organic pest control with Tanya and Scott from UPL. Continue reading WEBINAR: Organic Pest Control
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
TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED.
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
We have now released tickets for SUNDAY-ONLY for those who cannot attend both days. Please note that we are closing all ticket sales on Monday at midnight. If you haven’t booked yet, now is the time! Continue reading Ticket Sales Close Mon 15th March
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