Scotsburn Ecohort case study

In today’s competitive market, Scotsburn Nurseries have found an edge by promoting their sustainability credentials to the growing number of environmentally conscious consumers.

They were Victoria’s first EcoHort™ certified seedling nursery – an Environmental Management System which helps growers to demonstrate to industry, government and the community their sound environmental and natural resource stewardship.

EcoHort™ is based on the principles of continuous improvement. It encourages improvement through:

  •  Good planning and assessment
  •  Implementing actions or change
  •  Effective monitoring and recording
  •  Regular reviewing or auditing.

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EcoHort™ was developed by Horticulture Innovation Australia using nursery industry levies, in partnership with Nursery & Garden Industry Australia. For information on how to get involved, go to or contact NGIA on 02 8861 5100 or