Through continual efforts at production improvement and adaptive management – audited by EcoHort Bio-secure HCCP Environmental Management System – they are one of Australia’s most environmentally conscious wholesale nurseries.
Dream-time has successfully implemented guidelines that promote healthy, quality stock using sustainable practices. Their facility is self-sustaining, with efficient irrigation controlled by a weather station that ensures crops receive the correct amount of supplemented water in relation to rainfall. All their growing areas are created to allow for maximum rainfall utilisation, and any excess is treated and recycled.
Ensuring they meet all defined guidelines and legislative demands for the industry, Dream-time have check lists in place for:
- General site management
- Wastewater management (certified Smart approved WaterMark business)
- Nutrient strategies
- Erosion control and trapping of sediment
- Land and soil management
- Water use and efficiency
- Pesticides – use, storage and disposal
- Storage and fuel use
- Efficient energy use
- Managing air, noise and odour pollution
- Managing waste
- Managing native vegetation
- Spread of weeds, weed seeds and exotic organisms
- Emergency response
- Staff Training
Dream-time wholesale nursery is committed to monitoring the potential environmental impacts of their activities, and setting appropriate environmental improvement objectives to ensure the delivery of sustainable, high quality stocks of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs.
As a NIASA accredited business, Dream-time are always professional, responsible and committed. The dedicated staff are fully trained in Dream-time’s environmental policies and are always on hand to assist with knowledgeable and helpful advice.
To learn more about Dream-time’s environmental policies and discover their range of quality stock visit www.dream-time.com.au
Images (top to bottom): Dream-time recycled water practices at work; Tristaniopsis Laurina - Water Gum; Acacia Melanoxylon – Blackwood; Acacia Implexa – Lightwood.