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Cleaner, Productive Farming Seminar - Kai Rotorua


Thu 12 Apr 2018, 5:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Mokoia Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

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Kai Rotorua invites you to join us for an entertaining and educational evening with John Allen of Rural Connect.

Many of us today are disconnected from our food – we eat out of supermarkets and cafes and put our trust in these businesses to provide us with good food. Many common food production methods in use today are not sustainable long term, and the food choices we make every day can help deliver the change needed. Thankfully there are people like John Allen and Hugh Jellie at the forefront of the shift to better practices that benefit people, animals and the environment.

This evening will allow us to gain insight into how our food is produced, and help us to think about how our food choices can help to bring about positive change.

Our guest speaker from Pukekohe, John Allen, has a wide range of experience and skills that contribute to improving the resilience and prosperity of people and businesses in our rural communities. John looks to the United Nations “Green Economy Initiative” as a model that integrates all the things that are important to him. Job growth, resilient communities, intelligent cities, environmental protection and local economic development are all enabled technology. He has a strong interest in the ‘data driven farm’ as a means to improving productivity, and in renewable energy generation.

Our local speaker of the evening Hugh Jellie will share with us his journey from working as a vet to setting up his own beef and free range chicken farm, triple nine farms, here in Rotorua. Hugh has spent 12 years researching farming systems around the world and help farming organisations (and individuals) change to methods which deliver environmental, social and financial benefits.

Come along to connect with others who care about good food, strong communities and Papatuānuku.

Light refreshments will be provided - please bring your own mug to enjoy some home made soup, or bring along some home-grown fruit to share.

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