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.
Some of our members attended the free marketing workshop, "Spreading The Word" presented by the Small Business Development Corporation earlier this month. They went away with a clearer understanding about how to manage their customer base and how to implement the best marketing strategies for their businesses.
The NGIA Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Vaughan, as the new Chief Executive Officer for NGIA. Peter has extensive experience in the agricultural and horticultural sectors in the areas of research, innovation and advocacy on behalf of members. Peter starts with NGIA on April 20th and will be attending the Strategic Consultation Meeting organised by Horticulture Innovation Australia.
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.
Growers, harvesters, processors, packers, transporters, marketers, wholesalers, retailers, exporters and others involved in the horticulture supply chain can become members of HIA, or registered stakeholders.
If you register as a grower, you will be automatically incorporated into a dedicated grower register.
Hard work blossomed for the nation’s most outstanding environmental gurus after scooping a host of honours at Australia’s prestigious Nursery and Garden Industry Awards naming the top nurseries and garden centres for their unswerving commitment to the community and improving green space.