Contact


Our Consultants


Mark Thomas BSc NRM
0400 583 161
mark@gondwanalc.com.au

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Rabecca Thomas BApSc CPM
0419 031 894
rabecca@gondwanalc.com.au

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Marks interests in horticulture started after working abroad. Upon his return, Mark began working on a new Adelaide Hills vineyard, Mount Compass Vineyard. Having developed an interest in Permaculture, Mark decided this was a good place to start developing his knowledge base. Investigating native species and their preferred habitats for utility, led to an interest in conservation of local biodiversity. Mark pursued work in revegetation, carrying out direct seeding, seed collection, seedling planting and alternative methods of regenerating landscapes with Flora's Revegetation. During this time Mark increased his specific plant identification skills and applied horticultural knowledge.

Mark completed a Natural Resource Management Degree whilst employed part time with State Flora Nursery and Flora Search, a research component of the State Government whose aim was the preservation of biodiversity in arid lands. This enabled Mark to work in his chosen field whilst studying. Mark was selected for the role of Garden & Landscape Consultant because of his knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to communicate with a wide variety of people. Mark developed this part of the State Flora Business to be flexible and to meet the growing demands of a need for sustainable landscapes and water wise gardens.

The creation of Gondwana Landscapes and Consultancy was a natural progression.

Qualifications

  • University of Adelaide Bachelor of Science, Natural Resource Management
  • University of Adelaide Ecology & Management of Vertebrate Pests III
  • Murray Institute of TAFE, Roseworthy Broad acre Revegetation, Cert IV
  • TAFE SA, Urrbrae Advanced Chemical Spraying & Techniques
  • Nirvana Biodynamics Farm Biodynamics
  • The Food Forrest Permaculture Design
  • CFS Level 1 Fire-fighter & Fire behaviour
  • ACTU Occupational Health and Safety Representative
  • Logging Investigation & Training Association Inc. Chainsaw certificate
  • St John Current Senior First Aid
  • CM3 Accreditation
  • Civil Train SA Work Zone Traffic Management
  • SA Health Pest Control Exemption Certificate
  • ICAC Awareness Training
  • Member Master Landscapers Association SA
  • Member Weed Management Society of SA
  • Member Australian Native Plants Society SA region
  • Member Butterfly Conservation Society SA
Having worked for State Flora Belair Nursery for over 14 years, employed as Manager for the last 2 years and Assistant Manager for 4 years prior, Rabecca took maternity leave and has not looked back. Gondwana Landscapes and Consultancy was created. Rabecca has worked for SA NPWS as an Information Officer, Seasonal Ranger and as a AA rated Fire Fighter.

Her passion for our flora and fauna started from a young age, growing trees for Trees For Life, heading to the Gammon Ranges for scientific studies, volunteering at Cleland Wildlife Park, every spare moment was dedicated to the nurturing of her love of the natural environment. Gaining employment at Adelaide Plant Growers during University studies, Rabecca moved her way into the position of Head Propagator. On completion of her Degree, Rabecca headed to the Northern Territory where she worked in the Botany Department for the Alice Springs Desert Park. Working for Hillside Herbs at McLaren Flat as Head Propagator for several years, Rabecca has experience and knowledge spanning across the botany world.

Qualifications

  • University of SA Bachelor of Applied Science, Conservation & Park Management
  • Monarto Zoological Park Volunteer Guide
  • NT Parks & Wildlife Service Introductory Course in Interpretive Techniques
  • St John Senior First Aid Certificate
  • CFS Level 1
  • SA Training Centre Basic 4WD Training
  • SA Training Centre Advanced 4WD Training
  • SA Government GRN End User Training
  • SAPOL SA Firearms Licence
  • Member Master Landscapers Association SA
  • Member Weed Management Society of SA
  • Member Australian Native Plants Society SA region
  • Member Butterfly Conservation Society SA
  • SAPOL Child Related Employment Screening Clearance
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect Training