Become a member of iHemp Victoria Inc which is open to the industry, general public and researchers/universities.
Join us to feel part of the solution for hemp to change the world with natural foods, homes, saving the oceans, removing plastics and therefore chemical reduction/pollution and saving trees, which will help to save us.
The Association collaborates with its partners (see Home Page) and mobilizes our team to make a real difference. Join our passionate team who focus on change and work with us at Hemp Building Workshops, Farm Field Days, Expos and Seminars, on line webinars, summits, conferences
just be a social member and network
We are calling for professional people who would like to help iHemp Victoria Inc make a change for a sustainable future.
We are already partnered with the University of Melbourne in many areas of research and innovation.
We are looking for an accountant, lawyer & business people to join our committee
Be part of the change for Victoria to be a leader in this field.
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Hemp Field Day tour When you sign up as a member you have the opportunity to join in on many activities. Workshops, field days, seminars, webinars etc and meet interesting like minded people. Photo hemp media
Darren became a carpenter as a teenager. He had an early insight and passion for the
environment and the building industry at such an early age. He realised that sourcing timber
from old growth forests was not sustainable nor was it an acceptable future in the long-
term. This led him to researching the potential of hemp as a viable alternative resource to timber use. He understood the environmental impacts of the building industry and the impact long term on availability of building products. His research showed the value of the short growth cycle of industrial hemp compared with the longer lifecycle of sustainable timber harvesting.
Twenty-two years ago Darren became involved in this developing industry finding direction with other industry colleagues. Hemp fibre and wood fibre are similar in the characteristics required for many product lines. This makes industrial hemp an ideal commodity into the economy. He was an early member of the Industrial Hemp Association of Victoria, which became IHemp Victoria. Over time he became the Chairman of IHemp Victoria, the position he
currently holds. In his role he has developed associations with The University of Melbourne Advanced Engineering & amp; Infrastructure Department. With his knowledge and experience, IHemp Victoria has partnered with the Australian Hemp Building Institute also within the university department.
Darren is a board member of the Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance and also helped with
establishing the Australian Hemp Council collaborating with state-to-state associations.
Colin Buckler Retailer/ Food /SkinCare
This Position is up for re election
The Director and owner of Green Hemp Australia a highly respected and visible retail brand in Australia. Colin has been involved in the hemp industry for 30 years and has a wide depth of knowledge in the retail sector
Team Member : Cert 3 Educational Curriculum, Trainer and Assessor
Malcolm specialises in our Cert 3 course on growing/farming industrial.
Malcolm has had extensive experience in the curriculum arena over the past 30 years.
He is a qualified trainer, assessor and course curriculum designer with also hands on experience as a stone fruit farmer and nursery grower. Malcolm trained in Horticulture the TAE quality auditing OHS and management and has worked for private and government TAFE institutions. Through his company The Management Edge (TME) he recently worked with Beijing Polytechnic and also worked with Indonesia, Nauru & India teaching Australian vocational teaching.
Dr Mary Cole PhD MAIA, MSAA, MGAIAC
Mary is a candidate for election onto the committee specializing in Soil Education.
Dr Mary Cole is a well-known academic, plant pathologist and soil microbiologist who provides instruction and workshops/courses in biological non chemical/sustainable agricultural farming practices to farmers, students, and consultants around the world.
As an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne she supervises PhD students and her lab, Agpath P/L, provides summer vacation experience in soil microbiology and composting for graduates of Victorian and interstate universities .Dr Mary Cole is a well-known academic, plant pathologist and soil microbiologist who provides instruction and workshops/courses in biological non-chemical/sustainable agricultural farming practices to farmers, students, and consultants around the world. As an Honorary Fellow at the
University of Melbourne she supervises PhD students and her lab, Agpath P/L, provides summer vacation experience in soil microbiology and composting for graduates of Victorian and interstate universities and farmers. She has 40 years of experience in soil health in agricultural systems in Australia and around the world. Her passion for the environment began as a small child in her father’s organic vegetable garden and has continued on her own farm where for 48 years has never seen a synthetic chemical
Dr David Wilson PhD
Sessional Lecturer at the University of Melbourne . Engineering Department
Managing Director Master Research Australasia
Dr Parmjit Randhawa PhD (Soil Science NZ)
Director ( Research & Commercialisation) at Greenlab Lincoln University NZ.
He is a leading researcher and advocate of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp industry in Australia and New Zealand.
Sean Dignum is Principal of SDA Strategic, a advisory firm in the private & government sectors agricultural, horticultural businesses, energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, technology & retail. A registered primary producer & Gippsland farm owner.
Michele Tardini BA Comm/Media
Michele is a a Natural Therapist & Building Biologist (sick building syndrome) & advises on toxic/healthy homes. Director of HempPages.com.au directory & Hemp Living Digital Magazine on all things hemp.