A NEW group in Western Australia that aims to bring horticulture growers has celebrated a milestone.
The event was about celebrating HortConnectWA's first year and reflecting on the building phase which has seen connections between like-minded young horticulture professionals.
VegetablesWA operations manager, Rebecca Blackman, said the group was about sharing knowledge and innovative ideas, creating valuable professional networks and empowering them to "own" the sector.
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"An initiative of vegetablesWA, WA Potatoes, WA Citrus, Pomewest and WA Stonefruit, HortConnectWA will collaborate, share information and offer professional development across the West Australian horticulture industry," Ms Blackman said.
"In the start of our second year we would like to announce that Buy West Eat Best have come on board as an association partner and we would like to thank them for their support in helping grow the horticulture industry.
The group has a number of events planned for the coming year, including barbecues, brunches and business workshops.
- Photos courtesy of Matt Jelonek.