Horticulture

Horticulture

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

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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.

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.

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