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Organic farmer and enthusiast Leonie Johnsen talks about her journey and passion for all things organic. Promoting this lifestyle is easy because the slow-food economy is supported, small farmers are encouraged, food is fresher and aspirational side-effects are simply good for your health. Her 153 page book 'Organic Explorer' now into its fourth edition (2015/16) was published because she felt international tourists needed to experience something authentic/different about New Zealand and so far feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Current trends point to New Zealand organic lifestyles finally going mainstream! In her book will find luxurious, B&B lodge experiences in remote off-grid wilderness and three hot picks are proffered: Aro-Ha (Glenorchy, Queenstown), Kokohuia (Hokianga) and Soulscape (Raglan). Discover boutique hiking (25 hikes nationwide), organic supermarkets, wineries, jewellery craft, farmers markets and cycle trails (19 trails nationwide) you never knew existed! Tonight Leonie's BGO TV appearance has been proudly sponsored by Auckland-based Organic, Gluten-Free & Natural Food supermarket - Wise Cicada.
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