Florabank is working with RIAWA, the Revegetation Industry Association of WA, to contribute to their proposed seed standards criteria for the industry in Western Australia. RIAWA is currently working to develop a document setting out seed quality standards, and then looking at the implementation of procedures for establishing accreditation within RIAWA.
How can you be involved?
Input from people in the native seed industry is critical to ensure that the resulting standards and accreditation process meet industry needs. All native seed industry stakeholders across Australia are encouraged to contribute to this process via the RIAWA website http://riawa.com.au/wordpress/ A RIAWA Accreditation and Standards sub-committee has been set up and will be collating information, research and input from all industry stakeholders over the next few months.
Contribute through Florabank Forums
If you are interested in contributing to a discussion of industry views and ideas, you can register as a Florabank website user and contribute via the Florabank Forum on "Native Seed Industry Issues": default.asp?V_DOC_ID=760&THREAD_ID=16 Florabank also has other forums available for Florabank Registered Users, including 'People looking for seed'; 'The Provenance Debate'; 'Florabank Feedback' and 'Technical Questions and Answers'.
We currently have over 800 registered Florabank website users from all over Australia. To register as a Florabank website user, just click on the link in the blue box on the right of the home page, and fill in and submit the form.
Advertise your native seed business
If you want your native seed business to be advertised on the "Florabank Network", make sure that you tick the box "Do you want to be listed in the online Florabank Directory?" when you register. This website receives thousands of visits per month, so this free service is a valuable targeted advertising opportunity for Australian native seed businesses.
When you register on the Florabank website, you will receive a password and username, and then you can log in and edit your details (including your password) at any time. So if you forgot to tick the box the first time, you can log in and fix it!