After identifying a need for a centralised resource to help guide Australian gardeners avoid potential hazards in their gardens, Nursery & Garden Industry Australia is has launched www.plantsafely.com.au.
Targeting gardening consumers of all levels, Plant Safely aims to highlight some of the potentially hazardous gardening items, organisms and activities and provide useful information, resources and links to help reduce the risks that they may pose.
Topics covered by the Plant Safely website include;
- Poisonous plants
- Garden tool safety
- Garden chemicals
This website is the only comprehensive garden safety site on the web and provides easy links to organisations that are subject matter experts on issues of gardening safety.
The site is also a great tool for retailers to provide gardening consumers with useful information in a ‘one stop shop’ format.
The Plant Safely Website has been funded by Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) using the nursery industry levy and matched funds from the Australian Government (Project Number NY12001).
If you require any further information, please contact Chris O’Connor, Policy & Technical Officer on 02 8861 5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org