Organic Week events
National events from Organic Week
Free, online, and open to all!
Transforming farming in Aotearoa
via Zoom | Thursday 4 May, 12 – 1 pm | 50% of our climate pollution comes from industrial agriculture in this country. However, change can only come through the action of our producers. How can we encourage farmers to transition to organic regenerative practices in the face of today’s climate challenges?
Making organic choices through the cost of living crisis
via Zoom | Friday 5 May, 12 – 1 pm | We are bombarded with info on how damaging synthetic chemicals are to human and environmental health, but how can we change our consumption habits when the perceived cost of organic is so high?
Organic perspectives: a day of organic talks
via Zoom | Saturday 6 May, 9.30 am – 3.30 pm | Join us for an inspiring array of speakers and experts. Dip in and out for your favourite topic or settle in for a whole day of inspiration!
Regional events from our friends and sponsors
Connect with your local organics community
Atiamuri Loyal to Soil on-farm event with Dr Christine Jones
Wilith Farm, 2212 State Highway 30, RD 1, Atiamuri 3078 | Friday 5 May, 10 am – 4 pm | Get on farm with Miah and Jenny Smith’s Wilith Farm in Atiamuri as Dr Christine Jones walks through the secret life of soil and its role in climate action and resilience after a seven year journey with AgriSea.
Waikato Loyal to Soil workshop with Dr Christine Jones
Jet Park Hamilton Hotel, 201 Airport Road, Hamilton 3282 | Tuesday 2 May, 9. 30 am – 3.30 pm | AgriSea New Zealand alongside Rere Ki Tua Rere Ki Tai; invites you to learn about significant insights into the role of soil biology for fixing nitrogen, preventing leaching and raising farm profitability.
Open day and workshop at Hamlin Road Farm
Hamlin Road Organic Farm, 140 Hamlin Road, Ardmore 2582 | Tuesday 2 May, 10 am – 1 pm | Come along and join us at Hamlin Road Organic Farm for our open day. There will be a plant sale and free workshops on Organic Tree Management and pruning, and Mindfulness and Sensory Modulation.
Portable Salad Garden workshop plus free volunteer sessions
The Remakery, 310 Waiwhetu Road, Fairfield, Lower Hutt | Saturday 6 May, 10 am – 12 pm | From this hands-on workshop you will plant and take home a fish-bin garden. Keep it by the kitchen door for an endless supply of fresh salad greens. Learn how to make your own paepae garden, using our rich organic compost, and salad greens of your choice.
Organic Sweets and Sounds Evening with ComplEat Wellness
ComplEat Wellness Wholefoods Store, 24 Windsor Street, Windsor, Invercargill 9810 | Wednesday 3 May, 6.30 pm | Come and enjoy a cuppa and some delicious organics deserts and sweets made by our in house Chef Kate Ross – dine in or takeaway. We will also have the lovely Sadie Wech singing some sweet tunes. Free entry.
Avalon Organic Field Day
Avalon Farm, 539 Shanks Road, RD 2, Tapanui 9587 | Tuesday 2 May, 1 pm You are invited to our upcoming Avalon Field Day! Join us for an informative afternoon where you’ll hear about Avalon’s organic regenerative farming practices and witness firsthand how we grow.
Organic Week Market Day at all Commonsense stores
Commonsense Organic Tory Street and Kilbirnie | Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May | Celebrate Organic Week by joining us in store for an organic market day! Held at our two Wellington stores, we’ll have tastings, special pricing, you can meet the people behind some of our favourite organic brands, and you can enter the draw to win a hamper of organic goodies worth over $140! We’ll see you there!
Edible Campus Walking Tour with the University of Canterbury
Cafe 1894, 20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041 | Tuesday 2 May 12 pm – 1 pm | Join us and our lovely guide Seamus as we take you on a lunch-hour walk around the campus where we will show you the best spots for foraging for edible fruits, herbs, nuts and berries.
Open Farm Day at OMG Garden with For the Love of Bees
OMG Garden, 257 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010 | Wednesday 3 May, 5 pm | Take a tour of our urban farm on Symonds Street and support their vision to enable communities in Tāmaki Makaurau and other urban centres to have access to fresh affordable produce within walking distance, grown in a way that helps heal the planet.
Working Bee at OMG Garden with For the Love of Bees
OMG Garden, 257 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1010 | Wednesday 3 May, 3 pm | Drop in and join our weekly Wednesday working bee! Our farmers Jake and Tom will be guiding you through practical tasks in the art of regenerative organic farming at our lead urban regenerative farm OMG (Organic Market Garden).
Organic Farm Tour and Lunch with Commonsense Organics
Common Property, 123 Hautere Cross Road, Te Horo | Sunday 7 May, 10 am – 2.30 pm | Tour Common Property organic farm, enjoy a delicious organic lunch and finish up with olive oil & ice cream tasting at Waikawa Glen!
Urban Farm Bike Tour with UC Compost Club
180 Smith Street, Woolston, Christchurch 8062 | Saturday 6 May, 10 am | Join the University of Canterbury Compost Club on their bike tour of urban farms in Christchurch!
Awaawaroa Bay Eco Village Field Day
182 Awaawaroa Road, RD 1, Waiheke Island | Sunday 14 May, 10am – 2pm | Join Awaawaroa at their field day and walking tour of the eco village, including a visit to the eels, adobe earth brick house and organic garden.
Safe Food Campaign at Thorndon Farmers’ Market
Thorndon Farmers Market, Hill St, Wellington | Saturday 29 April, 8.30 am – 12.30 pm | Visit the Safe Food Campaign at their stall at Thorndon Farmers Market, with organic food samples, information and research available, as well as Organic NZ magazines.
The Art of Composting: Open day at the Sharda Centre food forest
The Sharda Centre, 15 Percy Graham Drive, Tuakau 2121 | Friday 5 May, 10 am – 12 pm | How can we make our compost piles more interesting? Come and see the latest idea evolving in the Blue Borage biodynamic teaching garden in Tuakau, located in the food forest at Sharda.
Kaiapoi Community Garden Morning Tea
Kaiapoi Borough School, 20 Hilton Street, Kaiapoi 7630 | Wednesday 3 May, 10.45 am – 12 pm | Come along to the Kaiapoi Community Garden Morning Tea and have a look at the organic gardening principles they use, such as composting, mulching, intercropping and worm farming.
Kaicycle Workshop: Composting 101
5 Hospital Rd, Newtown, Wellington | Saturday 6 May, 9am – 12.30pm | Join Kaicycle for their hands-on workshop on all things compost!
What is Regenerative Agriculture? With Sam Lang and BHU
Lincoln University, Christchurch | Tuesday 2 May, 9am | Sam Lang, a Canterbury farmer and founding member of Quorum Sense, will describe Regen Ag and it’s key benefits, his experiences with farmer to farmer knowledge transfer and answer questions.
Our Methane Moment: Greenpeace Climate Campaign
Live on Zoom | Tuesday 2 May, 5.30pm | The Greenpeace crew host a conversation on the outsized impacts of big dairy. Guest speakers will discuss why they’re hopeful for the future of food, and what we can all do to help bring about the transformation of agriculture.