Every day we hear more about how consumers worldwide are seeking a healthy diet, rich in plant-based food. This presents fantastic opportunities for New Zealand horticulture, with increased demand for our premium food. We are growing rapidly and horticulture is the industry to be a part of.
The Horticulture Conference 2021 will take place at Mystery Creek, Hamilton, from 4-6 August, under the theme of 'Growing Wellness'.
The horticulture story underpins everything we as an industry do. We need to tell urban New Zealand, politicians, and other decision-makers about our story. And horticulture has a fantastic story to tell.
“As people around the world turn towards a more plant-based diet and start looking at the contribution food makes to their general health, horticulture is a growing industry that presents lots of opportunities,” Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says.
The Horticulture Conference will be held at the Air Force Museum in Christchurch from 23 to 25 July. The theme this year is ‘Our Food Story’, with the sessions tracing that story from the commercial vegetable gardens and fruit orchards, all the way through to the consumer.
Next week, Horticulture New Zealand has its Annual General Meeting (AGM), where we will focus on our top five activities including:
Horticulture’s growth is underpinned by innovation and grower know-how. This isn’t limited to growing techniques, but also a rapidly increasing use of technology. Want to learn more? Well, come along to the Horticulture Conference at Mystery Creek on 31 July to 2 August and find out.