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South Australia Reference Group

The ‘Grow Me Instead’ project was first initiated by the Nursery & Garden Industry of NSW & ACT as a voluntary partnership with its member nurseries to encourage the removal from production and sale of plants known to be invasive in the natural environment.

The South Australian ‘Grow Me Instead’ was first produced by Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) in conjunction with the Australian Government.  We sincerely thank all the people and organisations who contributed to the development of this booklet then, including the South Australian Invasive Plants Stakeholder Committee, SA Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation and Blue Mountains City Council.

This edition has been extensively updated by Nursery & Garden South Australia (NGISA) in conjunction with Biosecurity SA, bringing into consideration recently declared pest plants in the state, as well as newly available alternative plants.

We thank all the people who have generously contributed their time and expertise to the production of this revised edition, with special thanks going to the 2016 Grow Me Instead Reference Committee: 

NGISA - South Australia 2016 Grow Me Instead Reference Committee:

  •  Mr Grant Dalwood, CEO, NGISA
  •  Mr Neville Sloss, Communications Manager, NGISA
  •  Ms Luci Ward, Communications Officer, NGISA
  •  Dr John Virtue, Manager of NRM Biosecurity within Biosecurity SA
  •  Mr David Cooke, Senior Biosecurity Adviser -Pest Plants within Biosecurity SA
  •  Mr John Zwar, Lecturer Environment, Conservation and Horticulture, TAFE Urrbrae Campus
  •  Ms Robyn Powell, Tupelo Grove Nursery
  •  Mr Chris Lienert, Manager, Stratco St Marys Garden Centre
  •  Mr Mark Thomas, Gondwana Landscapes and Consultancy
  •  Mr Matt Coulter, Botanic Gardens of SA
  •  Mr Henry Rutherford, Urban Animal & Plant Control Officer, Natural Resources Adelaide &  Mt Lofty Ranges
  •  Ms Michaela Heinson, Natural Resources Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges

This updated guide was produced in partnership with the South Australian Government, PIRSA Biosecurity SA. We thank them for funding and technical support. It also has been funded through the generosity of:

Natural Resources Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges
Natural Resources SA Murray & Darling Basin
SA Power Networks
Natural Resources South East
Natural Resources Arid Lands

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