BallyCara Garden Stage

Green thumbs unite! The BallyCara Garden Stage hosts a day of informative gardening sessions from local and national experts in their fields. From organic gardening tips to edible flowers – those who treasure their gardens won’t want to miss a minute. In 2017, What’s Cooking in the Gardens? welcomes Gardening Australia host, Costa Georgiadis.

Costa Georgiadis

Costa Georgiadis has been the host of Gardening Australia, the ABC’s iconic gardening show, since 2012, when he became only the third host in 23 years. Previously, he was the host and co-creator of Costa’s Garden Odyssey for SBS television where he first caught the attention of the nation, sharing his knowledge and passions with one and all. Costa is a landscape architect who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people – he knows how to bring out the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together. He believes in embracing and celebrating Mother Nature’s cycles and seasons and nurturing her balance, beauty and bounty organically. His holistic approach is all about gardening the soil and the soul. Costa’s charm, charisma and passion make him a particularly appealing public speaker who has a gift for making his important messages engaging and highly entertaining.

Presenting from 10.45am

Paul Wood (Brisbane Backyard Bees)

Paul’s purpose is to help restore the relationship between people and bees by promoting healthy practices in a clean environment where bees are respected, nurtured, and valued for the amazing creatures that they are. Learn how to care for bees in a healthy backyard hive. The Top Bar Hive is designed to be sympathetic to the bees’ lifestyle. It is a very simple, clean, healthy and intimate way of caring for bees.

Presenting from 12.45pm

Peter Kearney (My Food Garden)

Peter Kearney’s hands on approach to food gardening started in his childhood. His wisdom with organic and biodynamic food growing is from many years of experience in working with the principles in his own large food gardens, designing food growing spaces for his clients, mentoring aspiring organic food growers and consulting in larger scale urban agriculture via his business at www.myfoodgarden.com.au. Peter lives in Samford Valley and is an experienced presenter and educator with a very earthy style.

Presenting from 10.05pm

BallyCara Garden Stage Program

9.15amFriends of the Garden & Peninsula Herb Group
10.05am Spring Organic Gardening Tips presented by My Food Garden
10.45am Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia)
12.00pm Composting and Worm Farming presented by Spurtopia
12.45pm Brisbane Backyard Bees presented by Paul Wood
1.45pm Planning the Veggie Garden for Summer presented by Arno King
2.30pm Edible Flowers presented by Basilea

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