the Innovation Exchange SEROC and Zero Waste Australia

SEROC and Zero Waste Australia are daring all to be different with resources. Their staging an event named “the Innovation Exchange” at Queanbeyan Showground on Thursday the 6th September 2012.

They have great expectation the event will build on the successful Groundswell project. Product from the project includes the Groundswell compost process and on-farm weeds composting as well as the Bio Regen unit – turning food waste into foliar fertiliser. They are also planning a renewable energy/bio char demonstration and the launch of Zero Waste Australia’s Training Programs.

Speakers booked for the event include Eric Lombardi from the United States and Richard Denniss from the Australia Institute. It should be a good afternoon and evening includes dinner. You can register on the Zero Waste Australia web site at:

The event is limited to about 200 seats and it should prove popular – maybe to early register is advisable.

For more information, contact Gerry Gillespie on 0407 956 458 email: or Kay Hewitt on 0409 464 788 email: .

CO2Land org applauds this group as Zero Waste is about the art of innovation and the creative development of new business in your community through the use of new technologies. The Innovation Exchange is for people who want to stop talking and start doing!  The motto is – Innovation Exchange – providing support for community initiative.


Qualification – gap filled for AHC10

There is a qualification that fills the gap in the current Rural Production Training package AHC10. In conjunction with NSW Dept. of Education and Training and George Gundry (, a course in Holistic Management has been developed to meet the needs of land managers for accredited training in holistic management. George supplied a background on the founder of holistic management (developed over a period of 40 years by Alan Savory) and the facts to support the importance of the principles that include:

  • Over 12 Million hectares worldwide are managed using holistic principles
  • Since 1994, 250 people in Australia have attended training in holistic management.
  • The principles are sound and are suitable for people who want to make decisions on ecological, financial and socially sound land use in the short and long term for what they manage.

The course starts at TAFE Goulburn Campus on 24 &25 August 2012. There will be 8 workshops in total. The delivery pattern is two consecutive days off-farm with a reasonable interval to focus and achieve the outcomes desired of the course. Cost $231 plus textbooks.

CO2Land org is happy to alert where worthwhile learning structures are put forward. While we do what we can to determine whether the material is factual, it cannot be verified as suitable for what you intend and cannot be seen as a recommendation to participate. However, unashamedly we give credit for effort when the material is for the purpose of building sound practices.