Thursday 14th June, 2018
Converting recycled organics to quality fertiliser
Owner, Peats Soil
Dr Steven Lapidge
CEO, Fight Food Waste CRC
Goyder Mezzanine, Adelaide Showground, Wayville
(Location: Adjacent to the Food Court, between the Wayville and Goyder Pavilions)
12.00 noon for 12.30pm
$60.00 (Members) $70.00 (Non Members)
(Includes complimentary wine by the glass from the bar – courtesy of the RA&HS)
(Drinks other than the complimentary RA&HS wines are available at the cash bar at individual’s expense)
(Payment: EFT on web site or cash/cheque at door. Credit card facilities unavailable. No invoices issued)
Bob Snewin - 0418 531 402
(All bookings via the RMSA Web Site please)
Friday 8th June
(People who book but fail to attend will be invoiced)
On 1st July, the new ‘Fight Food Waste’ Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will base its national operation at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus.
Supported by a $133 million ten year grant from the Federal Government’s CRC Program, this new initiative could see wastage reduced throughout the value chain, keeping more money in the pockets of Australian farmers and the general community. CEO of the ‘Fight Food Waste’ Cooperative Research Centre is Dr Steven Lapidge, a person with an extensive background in SARDI’s food safety & innovation research initiatives.
One of the key outcomes of the ‘Fight Food Waste’ CRC will be the transformation of unavoidable waste into innovative high-value products, including soil and fertiliser materials that improve the on-farm growing environment for primary producers.
Owner of Peats Soil, Peter Wadewitz is at the forefront of engaging with industry and consumers to deliver behavioural change in the use of waste products for the benefit of boosting soil health in agriculture. According to scientists with a view to the future, sequestration of carbon in the soil through application of organic materials is an essential component in ensuring the sustainability of farming systems.
As part of Peter Wadewitz’s endeavour to make organic putrescible waste recycling available to individuals and business, he has developed BiobiN®m a mobile on-site organic/wet material management system that starts the composting process and effectively manages odour.
Anyone with an interest in organics recycling and waste reduction should not miss the 14th June meeting.
Entry to Adelaide Showground and Parking
The RA&HS now charges for visitor parking at Adelaide Showground events. However RMSA has arranged for parking in the Leader Street Car Park #2 at the discounted rate of $4.00 (normally $10.00). To obtain the discounted rate, guests must arrive at this car park after 10.00am and depart prior to 3.00pm. Take a ticket from the boom on entry and pay at the payment machine next to Leader Street Gate prior to returning to the car.