NGIA is seeking expressions of interest from nursery levy payers for an upcoming levy funded USA Green Infrastructure/Production Study Tour scheduled for July 5-16 2014 (NOTE: Friday 6th is your last opportunity to join).
The purpose of the study tour is to witness best practice examples of green infrastructure, research and policy outcomes that will inspire study tour delegates upon their return.
Departing Sydney on 5 July, delegates will visit San Francisco and Los Angeles where they will visit an array of green infrastructure initiatives and projects.
Confirmed venues within the itinerary include a visit to Muir Wood (Redwood Forest), The Sacramento Tree Association, Boething Treeland Farms, Friends of the Urban Forest and a special behind the scenes visit to Disneyland to learn about the greenspace within the park precinct.
The study tour will work its way to Columbus OHIO where tour delegates will visit Cultivate 14 (formerly known as OFA Short Course) for two and a half days before heading back to Australia on 14 July. Cultivate 14 is a world leading premier educational trade show with more than 7 acres of exhibits including technology, new products and services, and new plant varieties.
The study tour is a nursery levy funded project and therefore the cost of attending will be subsidised. It is estimated the cost to participants after the subsidy will be in the vicinity of $4,500 excluding GST. Included in this price is:
- All flights with Qantas and American Airlines
- All accommodation – Accommodation is currently being finalised. Requested hotels include Holiday Inn and Crown Plaza and others will be sourced to this standard.
- One group dinner
- Registration for Cultivate14
Confirmed activities outlined above with more to come.
With only 7 spots remaining places are being allocated on a first in first served basis, it is important you register your interest immediately. Please notify Anthony Kachenko on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 8861 5106 if you are interested in attending or for additional information.