We feel quite excited to be able to bring some big names in Australian gardening to our NGIWA/GCA Retailers Night series and the next one is no exception.
Sabrina Hahn shares her expertise and passion for green spaces regularly on ABC radio and in The West Australian and contributes articles for Gardening Australia and Organic Gardener. She will be attending our next Retailers Night on November 15th, speaking about 'the good, the bad and the ugly of Christmas Retailing'.
So mark this in your diaries - full event details will be posted soon!
Our NextGen group (18-35 years) were treated to a fantastic propagation workshop at the Botanical Gardens and Parks Authority (Kings Park Nursery) yesterday. Over 35 attended and were provided with an enthralling insight into propagating techniques led by Nursery Curator, Amanda Shade and staff from BGPA. Michael Gorman, our NextGen Co-ordinator, spoke about how NGIWA was focused on growing this group and thanked everyone for their great support. Big thanks to our industry partner, Water Corporation, for kindly sponsoring the event. Everyone agreed it was a terrific hands on experience!!
Welcome to Paul and Emma Beveridge of Perth Hills Veggie Co Pty Ltd who have joined NGIWA. Located in Oakford, the Perth Hills Veggie Co Pty Ltd specialise in heirloom vegetable, flower and herb seedlings and living herbs for the wholesale market. Paul has also joined our NextGen WA Group.
NGIWA were delighted to host a two-day tour of the Shrub and Tree Growers of NGIV in July. Sites visited included Domus Nursery, Benara Nurseries, Plantrite, Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Floraplant and Hope Valley Nursery. As part of the visit, NGIWA members were invited to join the touring party for an evening dinner at Little Creatures in Fremantle.
Thank you to Ryan Messny of "Two Feet And A Heartbeat" who presented the invaluable business workshop 'Understanding Your Financials' to our members last month on behalf of SBDC.
Please find attached the pay guide for the 2010 Nursery Award (MA000033).
Pay rates apply from 1st July 2016.
Following the NGIWA Board meeting on Tuesday 14th June, we hosted the NGIA Structure Review Forum where eight members attended to have their say. Key discussion points included the present NGI structure, and what everyone felt should be retained and what should be considered for change.
Nuts About Natives is a small contract based wholesale plant propagation business which has been operating since October 2000. Under the ownership of Ben Croxford and Anouska Cousin they focus predominantly on indigenous plants from south-west WA, however they also grow some other Australian plants and South African Proteaceae.
The first meeting of the Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the nursery industry was held in Sydney recently. The panel is made up of growers and industry leaders including NGIWA President Carole Fudge, and one of its main tasks is to assess research proposals against the industries priorities.
Last week, Ellenby Tree Farm hosted a group of enthusiastic NextGen nursery and garden industry people at their Gnangara retail nursery including TAFE students, landscapers, tree surgeons, local government and horticultural product suppliers.