Pinoli Premium Pine Nuts is hosting the first of the public field days to showcase winners of the 2021 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards.
The Awards encourage businesses and community groups to share their experiences in looking after the environment, and the public field days are a great way to do that.
Pinoli won the Business Innovation category, sponsored by Cuddon Engineering, and their field day on 29 June will show their operation, from planting 550 hectares of stone pine orchards to developing state-of-the-art machinery to pick, extract and dry the nut from the hard-to-crack cones.
Pinoli’s trees are drought resistant, control erosion and sequester carbon throughout their 100-year lifespan, and all waste product and prunings are turned into mulch, firewood or biofuel.
The judges noted that as well as these environmental benefits, Pinoli are producing a delicious new food product for New Zealand.
Find out more at the free field day:
Where: 3649 Wairau Valley Road, SH 63
When: Tuesday 29 June, 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Council is principal sponsor of the Awards.