Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Honiara, Solomon Islands

Key skills

  • group facilitation and training skills specialising in sustainable agriculture and community development
  • networking and liaison skills
  • project and business development; management and administration
  • interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and mediation.


Programme/project: Landcare Coordinator / Secretary, Whian Whian Landcare, Northern NSW, Australia. 2007- present


  • Coordination of riparian restoration projects extending across 13km of creek bank engaging 22 landholders
  • Preparation of successful grant submissions to implement restoration works
  • Project administration and reporting
  • Currently developing citizen science, corporate sponsorship and adventure conservation opportunities

Programme/project: Coopers Creek Catchment Project Coordinator, Reconnecting to Country Programme, Northern NSW, Australia. 2009-2011


  • developed multi project plan to improve Indigenous engagement with on-ground sustainable catchment management activities
  • coordinated implementation of projects including administrative, financial and reporting requirements, liaison with stakeholders including Indigenous elders, contractors and community.

Programme/project: Marketing Development Officer, Kastom Gaden Association, Solomon Islands. 2004-2006

Primary projects: urban green waste recycling centre, plant nursery and marketing services for regional and remote farmers
Secondary projects: agricultural product development and village level food processing


  • Planning, implementation and monitoring of sustainable livelihood projects.
  • Monitoring and evaluation, financial and progress reports to donors and stakeholders, recruitment and training, public awareness, technical assistance.

Programme/project: Administrative Officer, Daleys Nursery, Kyogle NSW Australia. 2000-2004

Daleys Nursery is an extensive wholesale and retail nursery working with sub/ tropical fruit and nut trees and Australia rainforest species. The business has a customer base of over 140 retail nurseries and thousands of members of the public.


  • administrative systems
  • staff development, training and support
  • customer relations, networking, sales and marketing
  • extensive experience in nursery/ horticultural practices.

Programme/project: The Permaforest Trust, Barkersvale NSW Australia 1999-2004

A not-for-profit education centre focusing on environmental restoration, sustainable agriculture and community development. The centre hosts groups and workshops and facilitates internships while demonstrating practical approaches towards a model of sustainable living.


  • strategic planning, project development and administration from concept to operation
  • curriculum development, training and group facilitation
  • planning and implementing orchards, livestock systems and annual food gardens
  • development of management plans for environmental restoration
  • construction of buildings.

Programme/project: Capacity building officer and trainer, Planting Material Network, Kastom Gaden, Solomon Islands. 1998-1999

Development of seed production and seed banking/ exchange systems. Trainer and development of training materials


  • Bachelor of Indigenous Studies – Sustainability Major, Southern Cross University, NSW
  • Certificate IV in Horticulture, Australian National Training Authority, NSW
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management, The Business College, NSW
  • Certificate in Permaculture, Permaculture Institute, Tyalgum, NSW
  • Associate Diploma in Applied Science, Canberra Institute of Technology, ACT.


  • English – native speaker
  • Solomon Pidgin – fluent.


  • Author: Community Seed Saving, Training Tools for Pacific Island Communities.
  • Author: Coopers Creek, A Place of Many Stories – Reconnecting to Country.