New data released today by Hort Innovation and Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) has shown Australia’s thriving green life businesses produced an estimated $2.29 billion of green life in 2015-16.
In the 1800s, farmers cultivated mushrooms in abandoned quarries underneath the French capital. Within these catacombs, in dark, cavernous chambers, farmers once cultivated a button mushroom variety that bears the name of the French capital: the Paris mushroom. While locals have used the natural limestone resources since Gallo-Roman times, it […]
The HMAA AGM was held on 19 Oct via a phone link. During the AGM a motion was moved to integrate HMA News online with a new website that would incorporate a national database of members as part of the one Association. The HMAA Executive acknowledges that this process will […]
The typical residential and commercial landscape projects seen at previous Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards were this year upstaged by a unique wetland restoration project with the prestigious ‘Landscape of the Year’ being awarded to Australian Ecosystems for their Armstrong Creek, Connewarre project. Brendan Condon, Director of Australian Ecosystems, and his […]
As part of the Victorian School’s Garden Awards students are encouraged to enter a new category that aims to incorporate other aspects of a schools’ curriculum into the practical gardening outlet. The category is the HMA Journalism Award for Best Horticultural Article. The question to be answered by submissions was […]
A Plant & Food Research project into the unique way liverworts shield themselves from extreme environments has been awarded funding for ongoing research in the latest round of Marsden Awards. Liverworts, simple plants named for some species’ liver-like shape, are closely related to the first plants to evolve on land […]
The first issue of HMA News was published by the Victorian HMA in May 1997 as a slim magazine of just 12 pages – eight in black & white with just the four cover pages in colour. Those were the days when full four colour process was just too expensive […]
Not surprising in this digital age in which we live, HMA News is to cease production in its conventional printed form, converting instead to a new digital format following the summer edition. As I was the founding editor back in those heady days of 1997, our editor Miffy Gilbert has […]