AIH 57th NATIONAL AWARDS & DINNER
CROWNE PLAZA HAWKESBURY VALLEY RESORT WINDSOR NSW
28-29 OCTOBER 2017
Friday 27th October
7.00 pm AGM – Australian Institute of Horticulture Inc.
Saturday 28th October
Tech Tour & workshops
- Departs Hotel at 8.30am
- Chris Poulton FAIH (Sydney Region Convener)
- David Thompson (Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment)
Visit eucFACE - the amazing carbon sequestration project. The Hawkesbury Forest experiment and state of the art greenhouses. The tour includes a catered picinic lunch.
Presentations by PhD Students on subjects ranging from Ambrosia Beetles, Climate change effects on red gums and what creates the autumn colours of leaves.
Finishing the program with a look at the project "Which Plant Where"
Travel around the venues will be by Bus
8.30 am Pick up Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley and Richmond
9.30am Arrive at Eucface Facility - Carbon Sequestration Research station
10.30am Hawkesbury Forest Experiment
11.00am Inspect State of the Art Glasshouse facilities
12.15pm Working Lunch venue TBA.
1.30pm Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley for Workshops/Presentations
1.45pm Introduction by David Thompson Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
International interest PHD Student presentations (10 minutes speaking each)
2.00pm Student 1: Mr Robert Mueller
The Biology of the Ambrosia Beetle – they ‘farm’ a wood fungus for themselves as food but the fungus could be damaging to trees, that’s what the research seeks to find out.
2.15pm Student 2: Ms Danielle Creek
Winner of the 2016 Hawkesbury Foundation Prize and looking at the Red Gums under climate change and the work with CSIRO’s Tree Seed Centre on selecting genetic stocks.
2.30pm Student 3: Mr Namraj Dhami
PhD student researching the mechanisms of carotenoid production in plants – all those lovely Autumn colours and those of our favourite fruit and veg.
2.45pm Report on Pollination Research - Convened by David Thompson
3.10pm Address from the Hawkesbury Foundation
3.30 pm "Which Plant Where" presntation (National HIA initiative)
Leigh Staas or Michelle Leishman
4.00 pm Transit bus for those not staying at the Crowne
Saturday 28th 4:15pm
The Australian Institute of Horticulture AGM
Saturday 28th October 6:30 for 7.00pm
57th AIH ANNUAL AWARDS AND DINNER
Master of Ceremonies: Don Burke OAM FAIH
The Governor Phillip Ballroom
Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley Resort - Windsor
$120 Per person(inc GST) Includes beverages
Dress semi formal
AIH 2017 Award Presentations
29th October Sunday
BLUE MOUNTAINS GARDEN TOUR
$35 per head
Facilitators Chris Poulton FAIH, assisted by A/Prof. Andrew Prowse FAIH
Visit the famous Paul Sorensen garden 'Everglades' at Leura in the Blue Mountains, take a tour of the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens and see the lovely 'Saskatoon' Garden.
8.00am Depart Crowne Plaza Resort Hawkesbury Valley
9.45am Arrive "Everglades" at Leura. Paul Sorensen’s most famous garden design.
10.00-11am Guided garden tour Everglades
10.45am Morning tea
11.30-12noon Lunch - at your cost
12.45pm Arrive Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens
1.00-2pm Guided tour Mt Tomah
2.15-2.45pm Afternoon tea
Possible Visit to Nooroo at Mt Wilson
4:00-4:30pm Arrive back at Windsor
Pre bookings for Awards Dinner and Tours to Natasha firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Morris email@example.com