History

· HDRA UK & Rodale Institute US gave inspiration for the WA organic association.

· Connecting like-minded people interested in organic gardening, farming & food.

· Member driven

· Heritage seed exchange

· Garden visits, workshops & member networking meetings

The WA Organic Association was founded in 1976 by a group of passionate people who felt the need for a body similar to what was happening in the UK and the US.

In the UK they had Henry DoubleDay Research Association HDRA which was a charity dedicated to researching and promoting organic gardening, farming and food. They are now known as Garden Organic UK and maintain a heritage seed library.

The US association is called the Rodale Institute and professes to lead the way in organic agriculture research in the US. Rodale Institute is growing the organic movement through rigorous solutions-based research, farmer training, and consumer education.

Initially the WA Association was called DORA … DoubleDay Organic Research Association.

There has been a relationship with the Dept. of Agriculture in Perth as an employee who was passionate about organics was allocated time to organic farming research. This person left the Dept of Ag’s employ and more recently the focus has moved to regenerative farming.

For more information ABOUT US … click this link: http://organicassociationwa.org.au/index.php/about/