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NGINT nursery notes

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Nursery and Garden Industry NT Inc.


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Ph: 08 8983 3233 | Fax: 08 8983 3244 | Email: ngint@ntha.com.au ABN 34 989 393 724 CDU Horticulture and Aquaculture Group The Horticulture & Aquaculture Group deliver qualifications and units of study from the National Amenity Horticulture Training Package. Students can undertake just one unit of study or work towards completing a full qualification. The program for 2009 includes full time courses, night classes, short course workshops, and specialised industry workshops. Please contact our Administration if you require further information, or wish to meet with our lecturing staff to discuss your training options. Horticulture & Aquaculture Group Administration - Ph: 8946 7513 Fax. 8946 6690 Email: hort_aqua@cdu.edu.au The semester 2 program is also available from NGINT . Please note: SmartTrain chemical accreditation is being held on November 10 th , 11 th & 12 th . St John First Aid Training Darwin September 9 At the request of several NGINT members, NGINT has organised St John First Aid Training for members to be held at the NTHA meeting/training room on Wednesday September 9 th . There are still a few places available. Cost is $170 per person. Please register with Jane or Cathy ASAP if you would like to participate. Please note: The pre-course work books are now available. Please contact the office to arrange collection or delivery. Sustainable Water Use Workshop Darwin & Katherine Water is a hot topic here in the Top End and horticulture is a major consumer of this valuable resource. As the region continues to develop and our population grows, sustainable practices with water usage will become an essential aspect of nursery industry businesses. This workshop will inform you about your water supply and quality, assist you with irrigation planning, systems and scheduling as well as address environmental considerations. More detail and registration forms will be available soon. NextGen Nursery Group and Singapore Study Tour Get Together The NextGen Nursery Group will get together on Tuesday September 15 at the Darwin Ski Club. Group members will have the opportunity to meet with fellow industry folk and get to know those who will be joining them on the industry study tour to Singapore. Half of the NT contingent taking the Singapore, City in a Garden Tour are NextGenners providing an ideal opportunity to get to know each other, share experiences and be inspired while also learning from some of the more senior members of the industry participating. All participants of the Singapore, City in a Garden Tour will be invited to the NextGen Ski Club night to get to know each other and be briefed with any final tour details before departing on the trip. Please note: All NGINT members are welcome to come along, the more the merrier.! Tropical Garden Spectacular 5 6 June 2010 The new date for the 2010 Tropical Garden Spectacular has been set and planning has commenced! Once again we are privileged to be holding the event at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens and we thank them for their continued support. The final theme is yet to be confirmed, however it will be continuing along the path we commenced at the 2008 event, supporting the industrys Our Environment, Your Backyard programs and promotional campaigns. Featuring Grow Your Own The desire for healthier and tastier produce is inspiring more people to embark on growing their own at home, and the popularity of the kitchen/edible garden is rising. We will work with the NGI promotional campaign to reinforce this marketing opportunity locally and following the success of the Darwin Show promotion, provide ideas and information for visitors to the event. The NGINT and Environment Centre NT is exploring the feasibility of joining forces to present the Tropical Garden Spectacular and the NTs first Sustainable Living Fair simultaneously. The synergies between them provide a wonderful opportunity to promote a wealth of information and knowledge about sustainable living in the Top End. We will be forwarding further details, including the site plan and exhibitor rates soon. We look forward to having you participate in the 2010 Tropical Garden Spectacular! Keys to looking after your CUSTOMER - Satisfaction first Care about satisfying customer needs Understand the importance of those needs Show sincerity in serving customers Treat customers as you want to be treated Offer the best of your training and experience Make each customer feel important Exceed customer expectations Realise that its hard work keeping customers and NO WORK losing them! John Stanleys Riding the Wave tip for this month Research in the UK indicates that women will spend twice as much time in a store if they are accompanied by a female friend, this gives you a lot more opportunities to sell more products to them. Develop a strategy to encourage women to shop in pairs. It may be as simple as offering them a cup of coffee on the house. Continue to ride the wave to success!