We welcome Healthy Homes And Gardens as our latest NGIWA member. They were established in 2014 to provide the community with the ability to monitor their homes and gardens for potential hazardous contaminants that can be harmful to a persons health especially children.
Over 60 guests joined us for our popular Barefoot Lawn Bowls Party on Wednesday 18th November. 12 teams battled it out for the trophy and in the end Team 5 (Amy & Shannon from Water Corp and Mark & Anne from Domus Nursery) were just too good, winning every game of the tournament.
Ellenby Tree Farm would like to thank those who attended our recent '30 Years In 3 Days' Open Event. The nursery tour provided behind the scenes glimpses of our production techniques and showed why we are the forerunners in advanced tree production.
Staff of Zanthorrea Nursery held celebrations recently with tasty wood fired pizza, nibbles, punch and light music. Jackie Hooper gave a great speech, telling the story of how Zanthorrea came to be and thanked everyone who had been a part of its success. Following the speech, guests enjoyed cake while viewing a slide show.
Welcome to Ellenby Tree Farm, who have become our latest NGIWA member. Ellenby Tree Farm are a wholesale supplier and retail outlet for quality trees. With 60,000+ trees on a 70 acre production nursery, Ellenby Tree Farm are already NIASA accredited and EcoHort certified.
Nursery and Garden Industry Australia Limited (NGIA) President, Mike Mehigan, announced at the recent National Conference in Adelaide the formation of an independent committee to conduct a broad ranging, whole of industry review of the current structure of the nursery and garden industry in Australia and make recommendations for the future.
Delegates agreed that the 2016 Nursery & Garden Industry National Conference (held in Adelaide Feb 15-17) was a great one to remember After the pre-conference tours and the special grafting workshop, the conference presented an impressive array of speakers who informed and inspired around 200 guests.
Tropical Forestry Services Corporation Ltd (TFS) grows Indian sandalwood in plantation. Their expertise and years of production know-how enable them to extract the best possible value from these plantations.
On Wednesday 26th August we held our Annual General Meeting where our new Board were elected. Congratulations to Carole Fudge (from Benara Nurseries) who was unanimously appointed NGIWA President and Colin Groom who is now our Vice-President. Colin remains the WA representative on the NGIA Board.
The Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) has been honoured with a Biosecurity Award from the Department of Agriculture, for their significant contribution to maintaining Australia's biosecurity integrity. The Biosecurity Awards highlight the contributions of individuals, groups, and organisations that support and promote Australia's biosecurity and the systems that uphold it.
On Monday 25th May, outgoing NGIA CEO, Robert Prince, newly appointed NGIA CEO, Peter Vaughan and NGIA President Mike Mehigan visited Perth to update the NGIWA Board on things moving forward, in particular with the new organisation Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd (HIAL) which has replaced HAL.