News & Events

News & Events

OAA Seminar

Pesticides: Safety myths

                Farming without pesticides

8:30am - Thursday 28th June

the Hub - 27 Dalmahoy St, Bairnsdale Victoria 3875


Andre Leu • Pesticides effects on children

                  • Farming without chemicals - How it can be done ?

Alan Broughton • Effects of chemicals on soil biology

Liz Clay • Growing vegetables without pesticides

Van Kien Nguyen • Emerging organic agriculture in Vietnam

Reza Davari • Pest management experience in Iran and India

Program/Speaker Profiles

Registration/RSVP - 20th June All Welcome

Entry - $30 Members $35 Non-members (Catering Provided)

Membership Form


Past Events:

OAA AGM (Brief) & Film Screening - Anima Mundi


Organic Information and Resource Centre, 14 McKean St, Bairnsdale.

Bring your lunch and take the opportunity to share ideas and stories with other members. Contributions of cake or fruit to share with tea or coffee gratefully received.

After lunch we will be screening a documentary about peak oil and climate change.

“Anima Mundi” highlights permaculture as a practical solution and the Gaia theory as a philosophical evolution deepening our connection with earth.

Many people do not realize that permaculture is much more than about growing fruit and vegetables, it is a whole view incorporating the environment, energy, resources, housing, technology, education, healthcare, the arts, spirituality, psychology, philosophy and agriculture. It provides a realistic alternative for our future sustainability, a gentler way that treads lightly on our Mother Earth. Anima Mundi is not a “How To” video, it is a “Where To” documentary showcasing alternatives like Earthships, Permaculture, Permablitz, retrofitting the suburbs, lifeboats, localised food production and currencies, planned energy descent and Gaian philosophy.


David Holmgren Co-founder of Permaculture Dr Christine JamesPsychology

Stephan HardingGaian Ecology Vandana Shiva Human Rights

Dr Mark O’MeadhraIntegrative Medicine   Noam ChomskyActivism 
Michael C RuppertPeak Oil (as seen in the movie Collapse)  PermablitzPermaculture

Michael Reynolds Earthships (as seen in the movie Garbage Warrior)  John Seed OAM Deep Ecology

Map (Access to car park is now via first entry off McKean St. Look for the OAA Sign).

Snowy Growers Community Garden - Autumn Harvest Festival

Saturday 28 April 11pm – 4pm, 32 Lawson Lane, Orbost.

A family friendly festival celebrating the end of summer, and 5 years of the Snowy Growers Community Garden.

Come along for a day filled with live music from Electric Yeti Collective and a special open mic, local food and drink stalls, makers and artisans, funshops, fresh produce, and more!

Free entry, all welcome.

Korean Organic Farming Talk

Wednesday October 25th, 7.30 pm 2017

Organic Information and Resource Centre, 14 McKean St, Bairnsdale.

Members and friends are invited to hear Rei Yong speak on the Jadam organic farming technique. This is a low-cost system based on anaerobic fermentation to produce beneficial soil biology that enhances crop production and controls soil borne diseases.

Further information on the technique is available at

Rei is also speaking at the NASAA conference at Mount Macedon on Friday the 27th of October


Busch Organics, 305 Soldiers Road, Hillside, from 11 am - Details.

Bio-dynamic Workshop

More in a series of Workshops coming - dependent on interest.

Seedbed Production Team

Interested in assisting with the production of Seedbed? Expressions of interest most welcome.