Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2022)

The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF2022) is the most exciting event on the social enterprise calendar and in 2022 it came to Brisbane, Australia!

SEWF22 Highlights collected from SENVIC attendants:

The conversations and connections outside of the room … The quality of connections I made in those few days could take months to build in online communities and would lack the spontaneity and serendipity that this conference afforded us … hugs … the energy of people wanting to do good!”

“Listening to the voice of indigenous leaders – challenging each and every one of us … [risks of colonisation all over again] … I was challenged and hopefully grew from these conversations”

“Refreshing to see people doing phenomenal things on stage feeling comfortable to cry…authenticity and vulnerability … giving permission to celebrate the learnings from fails”

“Being reminded that we have a long way to go regarding power imbalances between funders and community led solutions … the importance of holding space and market sounding through social procurement rather than over-engineering good intentions”

“Clothing the gap, Dylan Alcott, Kate Raworth, India Logan-Riley, Alex Toselli, Melbourne Renew project, GSECs presentation, opening sessions… lived experience- led sessions..the sheer size of the event – seeing 2700 people with united and passionate vision was incredible”

“Collective wisdom and gaining greater understanding of the global trends… realising the community building and community organising opportunities and impact that networking social enterprises can have”

Read the full SEWF reflections report here:

SENVIC Team, Nick, Sakshi, Carmel and Danielle
marigold seed pack

Are you here because you have a marigold seed pack?

Tagetes patula
planting instructions

‘Fiesta is a French marigold with dark tawny red and lemon bi-coloured flowers that bloom for a long period and will brighten any garden. Use as an edging along garden beds or in pots. Marigolds are an effective nematode control; at the end of the season, chop the plants up and dig them through the soil. As the leaves decompose they release a gas that controls nematodes.

Plant Type: Hardy, warm season annual
Plant Height: 30cm high
Sow When: Germinate best at 23-26c
Cool: November – December
Temperate Late Spring
Subtropical Late summer in frost free areas
Tropical: Dry season
Germination: 7-10 days
Depth: 3-5 mm deep
Position: Full sun
Sow Where: Sow direct or into seedling trays
Soil Type: Tolerant of most soils: well drained, pH 6.5-7
Spacing: Space the plants 30-45 cm apart
Details: Deadhead frequently to maintain flowering, often self sow from year to year
Flowering: 12 weeks