Resilient Passionfruit Workshops

Thanks to funding secured by Passionfruit Australia from the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, Passionfruit Australia is pleased to present two full-day workshops for both commercial and hobby passionfruit growers to attend.

Bundaberg – 15 August 2023  Neville Room, Regional Business HQ, 20B Quay Street, Bundaberg

Sunshine Coast – 17 August 2023  Meeting Space 2, Kawana Forest Meeting Place, 60 Woodlands Boulevard Meriding Plains

10.00am – Registrations Open
10.15am – Welcome

10.20am – Surviving a flood – perspectives from a Passionfruit Grower

11.00am – Dr Mo Alam – Updates on Passionfruit Breeding and the future of disease resistance

11.45am – Graeme Sait – Nutritech – Preparing for a severe weather event

1pm Lunch

1.30pm – Graeme Sait – Nutritech – Recovering from a severe weather event

3.30pm  – Monica Talbot – Vietnamese Passionfruit Biosecurity Risk Assessment

4.00pm – Afternoon tea & networking

Nursery staff will be in attendance to talk about variety selection

This field day is free for hobby and commercial passionfruit growers

Please REGISTER to attend for catering purposes.

Please Note: Numbers are capped at 50 attendees (Bundaberg) and 30 (Sunshine Coast)

About the Funding

The Flexible Funding Grants Program provides funding for a range of community recovery projects. Grants support local governments and key partners to develop resilience strategies to support preparation, planning, response, and recovery from flooding events.

The funding will allow local communities to provide programs that address issues as they arise, reduce future risks, and minimise the community’s dependence on government financial assistance measures after disasters.

The program assists communities to:
• reduce future risks and minimise community dependence on government assistance
• enhance self-efficacy and community-efficacy
• minimise negative impacts and embrace opportunities
• promote connectedness and encourage support networks and social inclusion
• support and promote opportunities for sustainable economic recovery
• support business and service provider continuity
• promote preparedness and resilience to future disasters.

This initiative is jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.