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The meaning of the term organic: Organic means produced in soils of enhanced biological activity, determined by the humus level, crumb structure and feeder root development, such that plants are fed through the soil ecosystem and not primarily through soluble fertilisers added to the soil.
Plants grown inorganic systems take up nutrients that are released slowly from humus at a rate governed by warmth. In this system, the metabolism of the plant and its ability to assimilate nutrients is not overstressed by excessive uptake of soluble salts in the soil water (such as nitrates). Organic farming systems rely to the maximum extend feasible upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, mechanical cultivation, approved mineral-bearing rocks and aspects of biological pest control to maintain soil productivity and tilth, to supply plant nutrients and to control insects, weeds and other pests.
(From the Australian Organic Producers Advisory Committee)
Organic Status for Hickory ’s Run:
At Hickory ’s Run we aim to protect the environment with our regreening of our river system the Rocky River , and by working in harmony with the existing ecosystems, by conserving water, soil and energy and using renewable resources.
Our regreening program includes the planting of native bird attracting trees and shrubs along the rail and council corridors and throughout our property.
Our Packaging Policy: Our outer packaging is supplied by Amcor. Amcor is a member of the ‘Energy Smart Program’. Amcor is one of only three packaging companies in the world that is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Hickory ’s Run only uses Envirofill® for packaging. Envirofill® is a completely biodegradable interior cushioning material and is made from annually renewable resources. Envirofill® decomposes when it comes into direct contact with water and does not leave any harmful residue.
Links to Related sites
International Olive Oil Council – The intergovernmental organisation in charge of administering the International Olive Oil Agreement.
Australian Olive Association – Australia ’s peak body for the Olive Industry.
South Australian Olive Association – State based olive growers association.
NASAA– Australian organic certification body, NASAA has accreditation with AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) as well as internationally with IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements). NASAA’s dual accreditations, together with the Japanese Government’s decision to allow its JAS label to be applied to NASAA certified procude, facilitate access to markets worldwide.
Landcare Australia – an important link for anyone who values their soil.
NOAH Australia (NOAH) – Quality Aussurance Site for promoting 100% Australian Olive Products.
Australian Olivegrower – a selection of reference books that covers all aspects of olive growing and olive care in Australia .
Modern Olives – a comprehensive guide to growing olives in Australia .
Olive Business – a one stop shop for anyone considering growing and marketing olive and olive products in Australia .
Hickory's Run Organic Olive Grove Flinders Ranges South Austrailia
Phone: Intl - 61 8 8668 4284 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail: PO Box 5 Laura 5480, SA Australia
ABN: 60 439 909 755