Organic Week blog:
Stories from the organic sector
Chantal Organics is an award-winning New Zealand-owned company that was established in 1978 and is driven by a passion to fuel families and protect the planet. Built on the foundations of organic and sustainable practices, they offer a range of products that captures the genius of nature and provides true nutrition to Kiwis.
TranzAlpine Honey is the #1 certified organic honey producer in New Zealand. They have been BioGro certified for 30 years – since 1993 – and with an unrivalled 113-year history as family beekeepers since 1910; they are undisputed pioneers for a sustainable, organic future.
Produced in Switzerland and distributed to 40 countries, Penergetic’s range of organic biostimulants is used in agriculture to reactivate existing biology back to natural levels by addressing underlying issues causing the biology’s current decline.
Find out how organic farming provides a sustainable solution to agriculture, while also supporting a thriving future for people and planet. This article was contributed by one of our sponsors, Chantal Organics.
Whether you’re looking to volunteer in your community, add more organics to your life, or simply live a more climate friendly lifestyle, Kristen Capaccio has got some tips to support your journey.
New Zealand’s yearly food waste produces 409,234 tonnes of carbon emissions. To offset this we would need to take 150,453 cars off the road for one year or plant 163,693 trees. Rescuing this waste to feed people is a win-win. Christina McBeth tells Bonnie Flaws how she co-ordinates Hawke’s Bay businesses, government assistance, sister organisations, and volunteers to redirect waste into food for over 1200 families.
Nature endeavours to cover bare soil with a succession of plants. Science is understanding why and learning that the benefits of roots can outweigh even the best of inputs. Charles Merfield says we need to recloak Papatūānuku with a diversity of living plants and discusses how we can put this into practice amongst our crops.
Capitalism is hurting the planet and people, yet we all play a part in driving consumerism. Ger Tew from upcycling collective The ReCreators talks about learning to tread lightly.
Biodynamics is a holistic organic practice that views a farm as an entire organism. Rebecca Reider explains the fundamentals of this earthy yet cosmic system of growing.
Food sovereignty is an important issue in a world of increasing centralisation, and in our documentary ‘The Worm is Turning’ it’s one of many subjects we address.