Totally Renewable Phillip Island (TRPI) are a ‘collective of individuals’ that have committed to the vision of ‘ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2030.’ TRPI was unanimously agreed to form after a Community Energy public forum was held in June 2018 by the Energy Innovation Co-operative. The momentum and enthusiasm from the public meeting were capitalised with three subsequent workshops to plan strategies to progress the group.
Gurneys Cider is a family run business based in Foster, South Gippsland. Bill and Lorraine Gurnett, together with sons Tom and James, all take an active role in the business while employing a few seasonal staff to assist with the orchard, production, and packaging. Starting in the early 2000’s the family started to produce small volumes of cider. Son, Tom spent a year in England learning the craft of making cider and the family have built a close relationship with the Thatcher family from England who produce one of the country’s leading brands, that is also available here in Australia.
Mulgowie Farming Company takes a proactive approach to sustainability and is recognised domestically and internationally as best practice farmers in today’s agricultural world. The Australian owned, family business has developed an important national supply chain for its fresh produce categories, which include corn, beans, broccoli, pumpkin, along with a range of other assorted fresh vegetables.
Greenham is a 100% Australian owned family company who for six generations have purchased livestock from thousands of Australian suppliers. For over 120 years Greenham has been a significant player in the Australian domestic and export meat industry. Over this period the business has developed a hard earned reputation for quality and food safety.
Brown coal reserves in the Gippsland Basin are the richest sources of humic acid in the world. Omnia Specialities Australia was formed in 2003 and based its operations at Morwell. The company is a world leader in using brown coal reserves to develop and manufacture specialty fertilisers and biostimulants. The business manufactures an impressive volume of high-quality soil and crop nutrition products per annum.
Hussey & Co, established in 1975 by Jeremy Haw, is a grower, packer and distributor renowned for producing Australia’s finest gourmet baby leaf salad mixes. They maintain their competitive edge through their continual pursuit of excellence in quality, technology and customer service. This constant strive and practical business philosophy has landed them again, for the second year running, as a finalist in the Excellence in Agribusiness Awards.
Located in the lush, green pristine rolling hills of South Gippsland in regional Victoria, South Gippsland Dairy is producing premium quality 100% Australian made Bio Colostrum. A family-owned business started by the Walker and Evans families, it all began with the collection of colostrum from Walker’s own dairy herd of between 180 and 200 cows. With a career history in dairy deeply connected to process and design, Campbell Evans, together with his wife Krista, Neil and Shelley Walker, started developing a pilot manufacturing plant in 2016.
More than a modern trend, bone broth is a real food staple that has been valued through the annals of time, providing restorative, healing properties and valuable nutrients to support a healthy lifestyle. Tonemade founders, Felicity and Tony, established their Inverloch business in 2016 and are passionate about their product and the health benefits associated with their bone broth offering.