Young Leader Development Program
NGIA is undertaking a skills analysis of 18-35’s in the industry as part of the Young Leader Development Program.
Congratulations to Darryl South & Teena Sandford on becoming NGIA Life Members!
At the NGIA Annual General Meeting held in Victoria last month Darryl South & Teena Sandford – Owners and Directors of Darwin Plant Wholesalers – were voted in as NGIA Life Members.
Members of NGIA Board reaffirmed at the 2010 Annual General Meeting
The Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) Board was announced on October 20 at the NGIA Annual General Meeting held at the Novotel Glen Waverley, Vic with the re-election of NGIA Board members from Tasmania and South Australia.
Birdwood Nursery Queensland - Shortlisted in the Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Awards
Birdwood Nursery, Woombye, Queensland was shortlisted as a finalist for the inaugural 2010 Australian Biosecurity Farmer of the Year Award as part of the broader Australian Farmer of the Year Awards. ABC Rural and Kondinin Group coordinated the event and the award was sponsored by Plant Health Australia.
Public Comment on Draft Australian Standard for composts, soil conditioners and mulches (AS 4454) due on 23/9/10
The Draft Australian Standard for Composts, Soil Conditioners and Mulches (AS 4454) is currently being updated by Standards Australia.
Quarantine area declared for Myrtle Rust
6th August 2010
Industry & Investment (I&I NSW) has declared a quarantine zone on the Gosford and Wyong Local Government Areas due to Myrtle Rust detections on a few properties within these areas.
Nursery Traders- Revolutionising nursery industry green practice
23rd July 2010
Queensland landscape supply business Nursery Traders Pty Ltd has put sustainable nursery industry practice on the map by winning recognition as a finalist in the 2010 Premier’s ClimateSmart Sustainability Awards.
NSW steps up campaign to take down Myrtle Rust
08 Jul 2010
NSW has increased its fight to eradicate all symptoms of the recently discovered Myrtle Rust from the NSW Central Coast.
From Garden to table the way Mother Nature intended
Announcing Australia’s freshest gardening magazine - Good Gardening
NGIA is now on Facebook!
Nursery and Gardens Industry Australia (NGIA) has now created a Facebook page in order to increase the level of communication between industry members and the industry body.
What are you doing this National Tree Day?
This year’s National Tree Day, sponsored by Toyota will take place around the country on Sunday 1 August. Planet Ark is asking active gardeners who are looking for a way to make a positive environmental difference, to register as Site Coordinators. Get your local school, sporting or church group together and ask your local council if they can provide you with some land to care for and seedlings to plant.
Paul Kephart speaking at UNSW
Renowned biologist, restoration ecologist and expert designer of living architecture systems Paul Kephart will be speaking in Sydney at UNSW as part of the Architects Festival.
Green Roofs Australia Conference
You are invited to attend the Green Roofs Australia Conference from October 20 -23 at the Adelaide Zoo, South Australia.
NGIA proud sponsor of the national 2010 savewater! awards®
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) is pleased to be a sponsor of Australia’s most well regarded water sustainability awards program, the savewater! awards®.
Award winning nursery's secrets to sucess
Victorian fern grower, Mr Fern won the 2010 Nursery & Garden Industry Export Award but owners Les and Rosemary were unable to make it to the Awards Gala Dinner, so we have given them their chance to have their say.
International agreement signed by leading water efficiency organisations
National water conservation bodies the savewater!® Alliance (Australia), Waterwise UK and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (USA) have joined forces to form the International Federation for Water Efficiency (IFWE).
NIASA and EcoHort gain Smart Approved WaterMark status
Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia (NIASA) and EcoHort guidelines for managing the environment have been given the Smart Approved WaterMark (SAWM) stamp of approval.
NGIA Crisis Management Hotline - Ph 1300 905 885
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) has developed a Crisis Management Protocol to assist industry in the event of a crisis.
Josh Byrne ‘Goes Green’
Melissa and Simon Smith are the lucky owners of Go Green Rainforest Nursery in Glenview, Queensland which won the Josh Byrne promotion. As a result, they had garden media personality Josh Byrne in their nursery for the day.
Don't miss out on the Sydney Landscape Australia Expo!
The Landscape Australia Expo, Sydney will be taking place at Sydney Showgrounds from July 15 -16. It is Australia’s largest event specifically dedicated to the Landscape Industry.
Green claims – why the nursery industry can make them
With growing consumer concern about the environment many businesses now promote their ‘green’ credentials to differentiate themselves and their product from the competition.
Health and wellbeing in horticulture
Consumers are more interested than ever in their health and wellbeing, including living in a healthy environment. Indoor plants and outdoor gardens have distinct and proven health benefits and through the across industry funded HAL project, Health and wellbeing in horticulture, the nursery industry will have access to a wealth of information, about the benefit of green-life, to use in marketing and communication activities.
Growers encouraged to pick up tools to navigate urban encroachment
As the great Aussie ‘quarter-acre block dream’ and inner city housing affordability put even greater pressure on the city fringes, understanding the issues around peri-urban land use planning and its impacts on horticulture is increasingly important. The concept of agricultural land ‘awaiting urban development’ via an ad hoc process of conversion is often regarded as an inevitable outcome of population and economic growth.
Councils halt cultivation of Agapanthus plants