The Greatest Food Networking Group - Biodynamic & Organic Certification
The Greatest Food Networking Group Ever is having an extra special meeting, on Biodynamic and Organic Certification Standards.
To be held at the Bornholm Hall, Lower Denmark Rd, from 2pm – 5pm. on Saturday 26th of July.
Coming together from around the country are four experts at the top of their field.
Darren Aitkin; Biodynamic market gardener, Demeter Certification Inspector and lecturer and trainer on the international circuit, is coming from Inverleigh, Victoria.
Ben Copeman; the General Manager of NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia) is coming from Stirling, South Australia.
Steve McCoy; Manager of Organic Training and Support, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, is coming down from Perth.
Ray Simpson; Biodynamic market gardener is coming from Harvey.
This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to be in the company of these people as they share their knowledge, experience and wisdom. Come and join us to become informed about the Certification Standards for each organization their procedures and policies and most importantly the support structures each organization offers. For the growers whether you are certified, converting, considering converting or wanting to understand more this is an invaluable opportunity. The information is direct from the horse’s mouth and is relevant to you and your situation because you are there in the conversation. You might be surprised how close to the standards you already are or how much consumer demand there is for premium products such as grass fed meat and dairy and hormone and GM free produce, on the local, national and international market.
This is a magnificent opportunity to build networks, find mentors, and get good information or just meet your customer.
For the consumer this is a chance to meet and talk with the grower, understand the logos you buy and consume and get clear about their limitations.
Darren Aitkin www.vortexvegies.com.au is with Biodynamic Research Institute, whose Trademark is Demeter. Darren is a Certification Inspector and Biodynamic trainer and lecturer for Demeter, within Australia and overseas. He is currently working with farmers from Greece, England, Malaysia and China. He will be explaining the Demeter Standards, policies and practices as well as their support networks.
Along with Ray Simpson www.dynamicfarm.com.au, who is also with Demeter, Darren is running a full day workshop on The Australian Demeter Bio-Dynamic Method, which is a world leader in the ecological and sustainable production of our food and natural fibers. This is to be held on Sunday, July 27th. Further information contact Lex Langridge on 98 451459.
Ben Copeman is the National manager of NASAA and is coming over to explain both the NASAA Standards and the Federal Standards and how they fit together.
Steve McCoy, Department of Agriculture WA is coming from Perth to discuss the support and funding that is available through this department.
This is a rare opportunity to network, find mentors and establish where your farm product fits within the clean green food industry.
Please RSVP so we know how much afternoon tea to provide.
The meeting is family friendly; the hall has extra play rooms and an enclosed playground outside. Afternoon tea is a long networking session with plenty of yummy food for purchase.