CORE meets with the Chinese Consulate-General

CORE Chairman, Eric Love and CEO, Christopher Rochfort have recently met with the Chinese Consulate-General, Mr Zhi Yong Jin in Sydney to further strengthen their collaboration and commitment with the Chinese government in the development of sponge cities.
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CORE’s Award Winning song aims to champion stormwater education in schools and local communities

Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE) has been awarded “Excellence in Policy and Education” by Stormwater NSW’s 2016 Awards for Excellence. This award was presented to CORE by NSW Co-President Keysha Milenkovic for the musical composition, “Stormwater’s Going Down the Drain”. The lyrics, lead vocals, extra instrumentation, arrangement, recording and production were all performed by Eric Love, Chairman of CORE with backing vocals by Helvi Love (members of the Get Waste Band).
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SAFA Program in The Land newspaper

A great article was published in The Land newspaper about the Sustainable Amendments for Agriculture program.
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ICAW 2014 was a great success!

With a successful Ministerial Launch in QLD, a week full of events in Martin Place, Sydney resulting in a supportive motion passed by NSW Parliament, ICAW 2014 was probably the most successful ICAW we have had so far!
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Honest to Goodness – Eat Well, Be Well This Festive Season

Come along and be inspired to EAT WELL & BE WELL this Festive Season!

When: Friday 22nd November, All day!

Where: Honest to Goodness HQ – Unit D1 -46-62 Maddox St, Alexandria, NSW 2015

Cost: Free

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CORE celebrates NOW 2013 at Cana Farm!

In celebration of National Organic Week 2013 (4-13 October), the Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE) was holding a free event for locals at Cana Communities Farm. The farm opened its gates to host a variety of organic farming workshops including compost, vegie patch and jam making workshops, on Thursday, October 10, from 4pm to 6pm.

Special guest, Costa Georgiadis, host of the TV show Gardening Australia and National Organic Week Ambassador was the highlight of the event bringing his passion and enthusiasm!

Costa spoke to guests about the importance of natural organic food for our health and shared his know-how during the compost and vegie patch workshops.

Cana Farm is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers and donations. It provides opportunities for marginalised people to mix with the wider community and gain valuable training and work experience. More importantly, it gives people a sense of belonging and community.

Cana Farm also offers training in hospitality, horticulture, carpentry and other trades by partnering with Western Sydney TAFE. TAFE students at Cana Farm have very diverse backgrounds – from refugees to former inmates. There are currently 160 students enrolled in Cana Farm courses.

Cana Farm is not certified organic but uses organic farming methods such as recycled mulch supplied by CORE members which would otherwise end up in landfill.

Cana Farm has recently been involved with Gardening Australia LIVE by helping to build the set at this event.

Special thanks to Costa Georgiadis, Julie Sneddon, leader of Cana Farm, all the volunteers who helped prepare the event and everyone who attended. Without you this event wouldn’t have been a success!

National Organic Week 2013 has been a real success!

National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is 10 days of targeted media and locally-staged activities designed to increase awareness of the benefits of organic products and farming production systems and accelerate the uptake of these in the wider Australian community and environment.
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Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) Awards Dinner

Celebrating and showcasing compost innovation and soil improvement across New South Wales.

The Australian Organics and Recycling Association (AORA) is holding the Annual Compost Awards Night dinner on Friday 5th of July.

AORA works with the New South Wales government to raise awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of recycling organic resources across Australia. In NSW, since 2003, there has been an 80% increase in garden and food waste diverted from landfill and a 13% increase in compost sold over the same period. This equates to more than two million tonnes of organic material being diverted from landfill statewide in 2011.

The AORA Leadership Awards aim to showcase the range of applications, the development of specific products and the ways in which Local Government, landscapers and growers have used compost products to improve soil health. The Minister for Environment, the Hon. Robyn Parker has accepted an invitation from AORA to attend and present the awards. The Minister will recognise outstanding entrants in each category and present a training award of $1,500 to the two winning councils.




The Minister for the Environment The Hon. Robyn Parker will present NSW Awards for Leadership & Innovation

Guest Speaker Prominent European Composter

$120 / Ticket | $1080 / Table of 10

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Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) Annual Members’ Meeting

Friday 5th July 2013 is an important day for the Recycled Organics industry.

The Australian Organics Recycling Association is holding their Annual Members’ Meeting on Friday 5th of July 2013.


11am – 1pm: Workshop on AORA achievements and where to from here 
1pm – 2pm: Lunch (lunch provided)
2- 4pm: Summary of R&D in Australia and overseas

We look forward to you joining us for a productive and informative day.

Please register your attendance ONLINE by following this link

For more information about this event visit or email: or phone:0408 818 436


Following the meeting we look forward to your joining us for an evening of celebration, fine food and great entertainment at the much anticipated AORA AWARDS DINNER at nearby Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf. For details and registration please click here.

Article on Joe the farmer using CORE mulch in The Land newspaper

The Land has featured Joe, a farmer participating to the Mulch Trial conduced by CORE, in last week’s newspaper. “This mulch has been absolutely amazing – we’ve been using it for 18 months now and started seeing results about six months in the trial” says Joe who has reduced chemical and fertiliser inputs, uses two to three times less water than he did before the mulch, has seen earthworms appear for the first time in his soil and yields have improved. “It proves that if you can look after your soil, your soil will look after you” says Joe.
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