garden RELEAF weekend, which will be held on the weekend of March 7-8, 2015, will see Independent Garden Centres around Australia running fun and informative events to encourage people to get into the garden and get planting. As gardening is good for both physical and mental health, the weekend will also be raising funds to support beyondblue, so it will be a weekend themed around ‘something blue’.
How are Australia's states and territories performing? Each quarter CommSec attempts to find out by analysing eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; equipment investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements.
I am writing to update you on some important changes that will impact our industry in the coming months.
In 2014 the Government received the outcomes from a review into Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL), the Research and Development Corporation that was responsible for the expenditure of all Horticultural levies, one of which was the Nursery Levy. The Government acted on this review and established a new body, Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA) which will be grower owned. HIA will be contacting all growers involved in the horticultural industries to explain their activities and to seek applications for membership.