Organics weekend in Hamilton

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Organic Growing & Farming in New Zealand

A weekend of learning and practical information

Presented by: OrganicFarmNZ – a national organisation providing low-cost organic certification. OFNZ is regionally based and provides a strong mentor and support network. Home gardeners, community and school gardens, through to lifestyle blocks and commercial growers can benefit from OFNZ certification.

When: Saturday & Sunday 8-9 August 2009

Where: Hamilton Gardens

Cost: $20 per person. Places are limited, please register by 30th July.

Register: Contact Carol Knutson, OrganicFarmNZ, PO Box 36170, Northcote, Auckland. Phone: 09 4194536. Email:

• Opening address by Jeanette Fitzsimons

• Learn the principles and techniques of organic growing and

   farming from certified organic growers

• Visit a certified organic property

• Guided tours of sustainable and native gardens covering: an

  introduction to permaculture; creating a self-sustaining native

  area; local gardening history and useful/edible native plants

• Speakers will cover a range of topics including: organics in New

  Zealand; the certification process; composting; seed saving;

  animal husbandry; the importance of being GE free

  For the full schedule and registration information visit:



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