United Fresh | Women in Horticulture
  • 24 Jan 2024

    Women in Horticulture – Women Sweep Horticulture Awards

    Three young wāhine took out the top positions in last year’s Young Horticulturist of the Year competition. Team Leader from Bark Ltd and Women in Horticulture member Renee Johnson, was a successful contender and won Best in Sector, second place in the Countdown Innovation Project and placed second overall! We had a chat to Renee about the competition and working in horticulture.

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  • 15 Dec 2023

    Women sweep Young Horticulture Awards and Future Plans for WiH

    Three young wahine took out the top positions in the New Zealand Young Horticulturist of the Year competition. Nelson orchardist Meryn Whitehead won the coveted title with Auckland’s Renee Johnson and Lydia O’Dowd of Christchurch placing second and third respectively.

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  • 06 Nov 2023

    WiH Building Confidence Workshop a Success and Girls who Grow On Farm Lunch & Learn Experience

    On 12th October we held our Women in Horticulture (WiH) workshop: Building Confidence to Thrive in Horticulture, at Zespri International in Mt Maunganui. Over 40 people attended the workshop, facilitated by Loshni Manikam of Thriving Farming Women and MC’ed by WiH Executive Committee member, Jen Scoular.

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  • 22 Jun 2023

    Significant leadership transition in fresh produce industry to drive gender equity

    The vital role that women play in New Zealand’s $6 billion horticulture sector has received a significant boost as United Fresh gears up to lead the industry collective, Women in Horticulture (WiH).

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