Guest Speaker – Mike Donsen
Mike Donsen from Grow Better Garden Products gave a talk on his company and its products.
The company was established as a family business in 1991, originally making a pelletized organic fertilizer from its pig farm waste at Ballarat. Subsequently the range was expanded to include other organic fertilizers, composts, soil improvers, mulches, specialized potting media and water-saving products, many of which are certified as conforming to the relevant Australian standards. Grow Better is now a market leader, selling through independent garden centres rather than chain stores or supermarkets. Local suppliers include the Plants Plus and Growmaster retail nurseries at Wandin and Healesville.
Mike provided each member with samples of Grow Better Organic Fertilizer, with the excess samples being bundled into threes and included in the raffle.
Winner was Anne Herrod, who unfortunately was not present, so the prize at the August meeting jackpots to $150.