AORA National Conference 2017
The AORA National Conference 2017 took place in Adelaide during International Compost Awareness Week from 10-12 May.
The highly popular AORA National Conference for the organics recycling and composting industry showcased over three days included workshops, networking opportunities, professional development, keynote speakers, panels, case studies, focused sessions, site tours, and a Gala Dinner.
Day One: The Intercontinental Composting Clinic
Science, Selected Secrets and Sensational Stories of Decomposition - run by Matthew Cotton and Dr Bob Rynk
Join Matt Cotton and Bob Rynk for a day of composting wisdom and learning.Matt and Bob will offer their knowledge about how to produce better compost with less trouble. Starting with selected lessons from their “Foundations of Composting” workshop, Matt and Bob will present a short clinic on composting science and best practices. Topics will include key factors affecting the composting process, the influence of aeration and turning, advantages and limitations of forced aeration, fire prevention and the always present odour conversation. The session will be an open forum with abundant opportunities for questions and sharing of experience among participants.
Lean Composting: Improving efficiency and adding Value Tom Wetherill, Veolia
Pastures Jono Craven, Gippsland Water
Vegetables Graham Brookman, Food Forest
Humic Soil Conditioner David Bonser, Amiterre Ag Solutions
Cropping David Hall, Organic Balance
Sports Turf Paul Lamble, Lake Macquarie City Council
Day Two: Conference, keynote speakers, Q&A sessions
Keynote speakers include:
Circular Economies in Europe: Jane Gilbert, Environmental Services Professional
Recycled Organics Role in the Circular Economy: Vaughan Levitzke, Green Industries SA
Day Three: Industry Tours
Points of interest include:
Peats Soils, Brinkley - Steps towards a circular economy
Local Winery to view compost mulches
Compost mulches for horticulture / Jeffries site (Buckland Park)