News & Events

Organic & Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference 2015

Philippe Armenier

The inaugural Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference was held in Blenheim over 8-10 July and by all accounts was a huge success. Su Hoskin shares her impressions.

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Agriculture Conference focus on animals

As biodynamic practitioners, what sort of relationship should we have with our animals? How should we view animals and how do they perceive humans? How can we accompany our animals with dignity into the future? Read More

Natural beekeeping resources

Bryan Divers, co-founder of Mamaki Farm and Village, poses with one of his Warre beehives.

One of the highlights of last year’s conference was Bryan Diver’s talk about natural beekeeping and his use of Warré hives.

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2015 Conference report

Extensive vege garden at Kath's and Bert's place, Mamaki.

“Small-scale, integrated biodynamic farming” was the theme of our 2015 Conference, held 22-24 May in Kerikeri, Northland.

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1080: the Association’s view

Warning notice about 1080 drop on the West Coast of the South Island

Recently, we’ve been asked about the Association’s stance in relation to the use of 1080, particularly where its application could affect biodynamic producers and/or threaten Demeter certification.

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Marketing workshops

BioGro logo

BioGro is organising a series of marketing workshops around New Zealand  to help smaller businesses, growers and farmers market their organic, biodynamic or sustainable products.

Each workshop has 15 seats available and the first one will most likely be in Auckland on June 25.

The workshops will be hosted by Kerryn Merriman of Courage Marketing. Kerryn is a marketing expert who has worked with various sized organisations (including farmers markets) in developing business and marketing planning. She is passionate about organics, agriculture and environmental sustainability.

Workshop participants will learn how to build a marketing plan including developing strategies, tactics, promotion, sales scripts and customer relations. You’ll also receive a marketing skills workbook developed by Courage Marketing to take away following the workshop.

These workshops are not just for BioGro clients. They’re open to all interested producers who want to better their marketing skills. They’re definitely suited to those operating in the domestic market including those selling at farmers markets.

You’ll find more information and a programme outline on the BioGro website:

Details are still being finalised so at this stage BiodGro are asking people to register their interest.

Taruna extends enrolment date

Tiny peas in a pod

Taruna College has extended its intake date for enrolments in its winter Biodynamics programme, Certificate in Applied Organics & Biodynamics (Part-time, Full-year).

The new date is Friday 19 June.

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Taruna College winter intake begins 17 April

Tiny peas in a pod

Taruna College is currently welcoming enrolments for its upcoming Biodynamics programme: Certificate in Applied Organics & Biodynamics (Part-time, Full-year).

Winter intake begins 17th April.

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Biodynamic Otago Community discussion group

The word "BIO" spelled out in daisies on a lawn

The first discussion group meeting of the Biodynamic Otago Community will take place on Thursday 26 February.

The venue is the convention room, upstairs at The Victoria Arms Hotel in Old Cromwell.

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Coromandel workshop

Peter Bacchus, life member of the NZ Biodynamic Farming & Gardening Assn

A workshop demonstrating how biodynamics can be practically used in our gardens, orchards and farms to grow strong, healthy plants and animals and high quality food, will be held on Saturday 7 February at 2628A Rings Road, Coromandel.

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