Gardening guru, Costa Georgiadis to visit Bingara

September 17, 2015

He’s one of Australia’s most beloved gardening gurus and he’s coming our way.
Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis is perhaps the nation’s loudest advocate for sustainable gardening and environmentally progressive practices and continues to inspire through his myriad of causes and programs.

Costa Georgiadis

Northern Slopes Landcare and the North West Local Land Services, as part of the Biolinks project, are thrilled to announce that Costa will generously share his wealth of knowledge when he visits the region on October 6.

A breakfast presentation at the Moree Town and Country Club will kick off the tour, with issues surrounding biodiversity in the region the discussion point of the forum.
An 11.30 lunch will be held at Bingara’s Living Classroom before a meet and greet with locals and a walk through The Aussie Farm Dam Makeover.

Consisting of 14 lakes, ponds and dams on Bingara’s Living Classroom site, The Aussie Farm Dam Makeover Project (AFDM) was the brainchild of Landscape Architecture students from Brisbane’s University of Technology engaged by the Gwydir Shire Council.

With a range of features from a Fish Capture Cove, Island Solar Pump and Swamp Walkway, the innovative project provides a protocol for farmers to consider for their own dam land use.

Local Vision 2020 Member, Rick Hutton, who was instrumental in developing the idea, said the community was pleased to welcome Costa to the site.

“The Living Classroom provides a learning environment and showcase for regenerative agriculture, and considering Costa’s strong philosophy on sustainability and education we believe he will be very impressed with what we have achieved so far.”

With Costa an unwavering champion of fresh, home grown produce, students at the Bingara Pre-School are abuzz that a tour of their own Kitchen Garden is also on the itinerary.

Local green thumbs will also get a chance to dine with Costa during a special presentation at The Roxy Theatre during the evening where he will deliver a key note speech on biodiversity, gardening and the importance of community.

For further information please contact Northern Slopes Landcare on 67242 052.

To book for breakfast please contact Sara Chapman at North West Local Land Services on 02 6750 9000.

Book Now!

LUNCH at the Living Classroom with Costa – Free!

Book Now!EVENING, starts 6.30pm:
Table ticket $45.00 per person (includes presentation and dinner)  
Rake Seats (red Theatre seats) $25.00 per person (presentation only)

For further information contact Sally Foreman NSLA: 02 6724 2052.