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Horticulture

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Reef Catchments Sustainable Horticulture

Reef Catchments is working with community and industry to promote sustainable horticulture practices in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region.

We have a vibrant and growing fruit and vegetable growing community producing mango, pineapple, avocado, strawberries, seasonal vegetables and manufacturing value-added products with sauces, jams and pickles. Reef Catchments are supporting our farmers to improve their soils and on-farm practices to create better produce and natural environment to support agriculture for the future.

Showcasing local produce at the 2018 Greater Whitsunday Food Network dinner

Current activities include:
  • Facilitation of the Regional Horticulture Working Group
  • Working with industry members, horticulture experts and landholders to develop sustainability frameworks for local horticulture practices
  • Partnering with industry members, horticulture experts and landholders to run local sustainable horticulture demonstration trials
  • Coordinating field trips and information days to promote and extend knowledge on sustainable horticulture management in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region
  • Working closely with the Greater Whitsunday Food Network to promote our regional produce.

Horticulture Events
Goanna Brewing Tour and Farm Visit October 2017
Mt Alma Fresh Organics Bus Tour May 2017

Horticulture Publications
Horticulture Sustainability (ABCD) Guide

The Draft ABCD Sustainability Framework for Horticulture has been put together by our Regional Horticulture Working Group. We are currently seeking feedback from interested members of the horticulture industry and the community.

To provide comment or feedback you can respond via the online enquiry form or contact Reef Catchments or ring 4968 4200.

Horticulture Trials and Demonstrations
Case Studies

Key Contact – Tegan McBride

Tegan McBride.Position: Project Officer – Sustainable Agriculture
Phone: (07) 4968 4226
Mobile: 0408 904 036
E-Mail:Tegan McBride

Industry Organisation Links
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Growcom
Queensland Farmers’ Federation
Horticulture Innovation Australia
AusVeg