Henry Doubleday Research Association

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  1. Michaelangelica

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    Henry Doubleday Research Association ​


    Henry Doubleday
    Beginnings

    Henry Doubleday Research Association (H.D.R.A.) was started in 1970 with a membership of gardeners, smallholders and farmers committed to going organic. The organisation has played an important contributing role in the growth of sustainable agriculture in Australia.
    Pure Food the Goal

    The Association aims to serve the needs of people concerned about contamination of food and degradation of the environment by chemical-based agriculture. H.D.R.A. works to support progress towards:

    * Increased home production of organically grown fruit and vegetables
    * More ecologically sound farming methods
    * Higher quality, less contaminated food available to consumers
    * Education in organic growing principles and practices.

    Newsletter, Library, Advice

    Joining the Association entitles members to:

    * Quarterly journal "Natural Growing"
    * Library (over 400 titles) for reference and borrowing
    * Talks and workshops
    * Gardening at the EarthCare site
    * Seed bank of organic and rare seeds
    * Mail-order bookshop
    * Growing advice from an advisory committee

    Learning to Grow Organically

    Active involvement in food gardening, learning organic growing methods is a membership benefit. Weekly groups work on Tuesdays and Saturdays; open access to the garden for regular participants.
    Join the Association

    Annual membership: single/family $22.00 (inc GST); student/pensioner $13.20 (inc GST)
    Meetings

    Third Monday of the month at 7.30 pm.
    Contact Details

    Postal address:
    The Secretary
    PO Box 442
    Richmond NSW 2753

    Email: Jozef Bloom [email protected]
     
  2. Michaelangelica

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    The following is from the Court Circular for this week.

    CLARENCE HOUSE Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, President, Arts and Business, this afternoon presented The Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy at Clarence House.

    His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Patron, the Soil Association and Garden Organic - the Henry Doubleday Research Association, later held a Food for Life Partnership Meeting.

    The Prince of Wales afterwards held a Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation Trustees Meeting.
    Garden Organic (Henry Doubleday Research Association HDRA)
    Patron (from 01/01/1988)
     
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    them royalty types love a title don't they?
    although the HDRA charlie is involved with certainly isn't the australian version :)
    the real HDRA in the UK is now called "Garden Organic" https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/index.php
    the aust' version has been around for a while now, website here hasn't changed in at least 5 years.
    https://www.hdra.org.au/
    seems to be a very small local group, just with a very very big name!
     

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