The Food Forest

Awards & Grants

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2013 Barossa Regional Food Award

The Food Forest took the honours for the Barossa Regional Food Award last week in a glittering ceremony at Chateau Tanunda. The pint-sized permaculture property near Gawler was up against national icons such as Maggie Beer Products but the unique on-site processing of pistachios, the... more »
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2011 Commonwealth food innovation grant

The Food Forest wins Commonwealth food innovation grant
The Food Forest has researched small scale nut harvesting and processing equipment throughout the Mediterranean and with the help oif the Commonwealth Government, recently installed a working model for nut growers and regional communities to visit and assess.... more »
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2009 Australia Day Awards

On Australia Day, 26 Jan 2009, Annemarie and Graham Brookman were named Corporate Citizens of the Year by their local community in Gawler, South Australia. This report of the award written by Sarah Thomas, appeared in the local newspaper, The Bunyip. The article follows...
'Experiment' pays... more »
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2007 SA Premier’s Food Awards

Winner: Environmental SustainabilityFood Forest most sustainable food production system.
The Food Forest has again been judged South Australia’s most environmentally sustainable business in the food sector. What is it about this small, certified-organic property that has bowled-over the Premier’s judging panels in the state food awards of... more »
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2006 National Banksia Environmental Awards

Finalist: Education category.
The Banksia Environmental Awards are recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent environmental awards. The awards acknowledge excellence, dedication and leadership in various areas that contribute to the environment and a sustainable future.
The Food Forest is a finalist in the 'Education Award - for outstanding achievement... more »
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2005 National Banksia Environmental Awards

Finalist: Education category.
The Banksia Environmental Awards are recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent environmental awards. The awards acknowledge excellence, dedication and leadership in various areas that contribute to the environment and a sustainable future.
The Food Forest was a finalist in the 'Business Environmental Responsibility... more »
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2005 Nature Foundation Good Business Environment Awards

Winner: Premier’s Award for Business Environmental Responsibility and Leadership.
At a ceremony at The Works Function Centre the Honourable John Hill MP, Minister for Environment and Conservation presented the Nature Foundation Good Business Environment Awards to highlight and recognise organizations which have demonstrated innovation... more »
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2005 South Australian Landcare Awards

State Finalist: Rural Press Landcare Primary Producer Award.
Landcare Australia identifies the top landcarers from each state to compete for the National Title.
The bases for judging Australia's best Landcare Primary Producer are: 1. sustainable land and water management practices 2. productivity and environmental condition of the property... more »
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2005 World Organic Wine and Viticulture Conference

High Merit Award.
The Food Forest has won a High Merit Award, the highest award given at the recent judging of organic wines in association with the World Organic Wine and Viticulture Conference in Adelaide.
The wine is the 2004 Jelly Palm Liqueur... described by the judges... more »
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2004 Premier's Food Awards

Winner: Leadership in Sustainable Industry.
The Premier's Food Awards are the most prestigious and hard fought prizes for the food industries in South Australia. The Premier said there was an exceptionally high standard of entries for this year’s awards, which applaud individuals and companies for their leadership,... more »
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