Can you help?

The AIEA has had the following requests. If you can help please contact the institute. Request 1: I’m a retired economic development professional and I’m interested in helping the Maranguka Aboriginal Corporation of Bourke develop an arid-zone botanic garden in …

Angophora

Soft Pastel, 29 x 45cm, 13. April, 2018. Johannes Bauer Ever since I have seen my first ANGOPHORA tree and Angophora forest in Mimosa Rocks at the South Coast, I have been ‘hooked’ by its twisted branches and its growth …

Editorial – April 2018

Kerry Cochrane, Editor The theme for this editorial is on chemicals and productivity. It links in with the edition last month which focused on Dr Charlie Massy and his book The Call of the Reed Warbler. Massy’s book tells the …

Organic 3.0

Organic 3.0 was a feature at the recent IFOAM congress held in New Delhi. You may be wondering what Organic 3.0 is and how it might differ from Organic 1.0 and Organic 2.0? To discover the answer take a look …

What is agroecology and how did it emerge?

The following has been extracted from a 2015 training course in agroecology offered throughout South East Asia and in Africa: THE conventional system of agriculture came about due to the influence of four schools of thought. The first (arising from …

Food and its contribution to health

Richard Turnbull Richard Turnbull is a former fitness coach for the Springbok Rugby Team. He visited Orange NSW in the 1980s when the Springbok’s played country NSW, fell in love with the city, and ultimately moved to take up residence. …

Editorial – February 2018

Kerry Cochrane, Editor With Christmas and the New Year out of the way, attention is drawn to the year ahead and its challenges. From an AIEA perspective, we will be focused on our various purposes which include education, extension, consultancy …

The AGM of the AIEA

The AGM will take place on Tuesday 28th November and will be via teleconference. This means that you can attend the meeting from your own lounge room and without cost. We will be using a Free Teleconference line and details …

Congratulations to NutriSoil

NutriSoil, the Albury-Wadonga biological fertiliser company ), has been awarded second place in the 2017 Ethical Enterprise Awards run by Moral Fairground. This award recognises the most inspirational ethical enterprises in Australia – a business or organisation that has achieved the …