Young Vegetable Grower of the Year 2015 - Hamish Gates

Congratulations to Hamish Gates. Young Vegetable Grower of the Year 2015.


Hamish is 24 and is a Carrot Washline Supervisor at A.S. Wilcox in Pukekohe where he has worked for nine months.

Hamish attended Lincoln University for five years, graduating in 2013 with a Diploma in Horticulture, Diploma in Hort Management and a Bachelor of Commerce Ag.  He feels that “the solution to urban invasion of horticulture regions is tall buildings – high-rise housing. Auckland should grow up, not out" and he says "don't break the land that feeds you."