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To Be or Not To Be Certified Organic?

That is the question we will be discussing!

May 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

The Organic Association of WA is proud to present our next in person event!
When: Wednesday May 26th Event registration opens 5.45pm for a start of 6pm-8.30pm


$45 Non-Member

$30 Member Price become a member today to get your discounted ticket! We will email your discount code after signing up.

Where: Scarborough Community Centre 173 Gildercliffe Street Scarborough

Delicious organic food and non-alcoholic drinks provided

Some of the information addressed at the event:

  • Should you pay more for organic?
  • What do all of the labels mean?
  • Why a business may or may not choose to be certified.
  • Is organic better for you and the planet?

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We will be presenting short videos from a wide range of consumers, producers, retailers and industry representatives letting us know their thoughts. We will also have a panel of select speakers on the night to answer questions in person.

Guest Speaker Panel

David Martin

David has a background in commercial law and business. He owns Stormflower Vineyard in Margaret River, which has held organic certification since 2016 and produces a range of certified organic wine. David is also co-owner of the Alex Hotel in Perth, Weelhamby Farm in Perenjori and small breweries in Bristol (UK) and Melbourne. He was also a co-founder of Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle and held senior executive positions with Woodside Petroleum Ltd and global law firm Baker & McKenzie. David is Secretary of Certified Organic Biodynamic Western Australia Inc. (COBWA) and Treasurer of Reverse Natural Capital Inc.

David McClelland

David is relatively new to the pursuit of organic principles, a consumer now offering a delivery service in the city for organic meats through www.mobilefarmshop.com.au
 His family farmed the lush green grass of Northern Ireland but he claims no practical skills and with a career in business as a Chartered Accountant he is convinced that it is the consumer and market demand that will drive positive change.  An interest in health and wellness is his primary motivation and he is becoming more passionate about the carbon capture in deep rich soils that grow deeper every season with organic farming.

Barry Green

Barry Green is the owner of Western Tourist Radio broadcasting on 87.6 FM in East Perth
and the coastal towns in the South West of WA, and Chair of Donnybrook Balingup Community Radio Inc.
Barry is also the owner of Boronia Farm Farm stay which has had organic certification since 1999.
He views the radio network and associated websites as part of a diverse economic ecosystem, giving a voice to
community and small business in Western Australia. Barry sees agri-tourism as a way to remake the connection
between farmers and eaters. He views tourist / community radio as regenerative media. In the same way as the
doyen of regen ag, Charles Massy, Author of “Call of the Reed Warbler” says regenerative agriculture is about
developing diverse self-organising biological ecosystems in the soil. Barry believes tourist / community radio is
about developing diverse self-organising economic ecosystems and ideas. The science of regenerative agriculture is a
community asset, akin to open-source software, unlike the science of industrial agriculture which is owned by a hand
full of corporations.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available please contact us for more information. A great chance for your business to shine!