Organic NZ Emerging Leader of the Year

Voting runs from 3 April to 29 April

This award recognises someone working in an inspiring leadership role in the New Zealand organics/kai atua sector with under five years of experience.

The Criteria

Nominations for this category have to be:

  • Someone who has been working in a leadership role in the New Zealand organic sector for under five years.
  • Be able to demonstrate how they are helping to mitigate climate change within their work.
  • Interacting and engaging with relevant communities, including tangata whenua to build a just society.
  • Working to future-proof and lead a financially viable organisation.

The finalists…

Alex Morrissey, Founder of Little Farms
https://wearelittlefarms.com/
Alex champions organic farming, environmental sustainability, and community equity. She connects local organic growers, reduces food miles, and empowers communities through education and accessible produce. Alex’s work embodies a commitment to a healthier, fairer society.

Jamie Tucker, Founding farmer at Laughing Pukeko and programme coordinator at AsureQuality 
https://laughingpukeko.co.nz/
Jamie established the BHU market garden and is now a Program Coordinator at AsureQuality, focusing on freshwater. She’s an advocate for organics, volunteering at OANZ and engaging with Eat NZ as a 2022/23 Kaitiaki. Her commitment to sustainable agriculture and community involvement reflects her passion and dedication.

Saskia, Sheldon and Elle, Vagabond Veg 
https://www.vagabondvege.nz/
Saskia, Elle and Sheldon are small scale farmers focused on growing with ecologically and socially centered practice. Embarking on the Hua Parakore journey and co-creating local food systems that work for farmers, community and our earth.

Each vote you make gives you one entry into the draw to win one of two $50 Kings Seeds Vouchers. Voting closes on 2 May, the winners of the seeds will be notified shortly after.

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