VISIT: Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis.
VISIT: Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis. Colin Page

Garden guru a special guest

GARDEN guru Costa Georgiadis is excited to see everyday gardeners getting back to basics in food production.

The Gardening Australia presenter said people were asking more questions about what went into their food and how it was produced.

"People are starting to wake up, there's a looming health crisis," he said.

The affable Costa will be the main speaker at the Yandina Community Gardens Open Day on Sunday.

The event will feature a number of speakers offering engaging and educational talks on topics from edible plants to community gardens and mental health.

Costa said the Yandina Community Gardens were proactive with education.

"It's a great opportunity for people to come and learn," he said.

While Costa said some people were passionate about becoming fully self-sustainable at home, the Yandina event was geared at providing useful information to people at all levels of gardening knowledge.

"It's about setting the seed and kicking people off," he said.

Edible Landscapes director Bruce Molloy said community gardens were invaluable.

"The benefits are huge, not just about gardening," Mr Molloy said.

"It's basically a space where people can go and feel really relaxed about what they do."

Bruce said the gardens added a social dimension to gardening and provided a sense of achievement.

"It's about education, what's in season and what to eat locally," he said.

Costa laments the fact that consumers are limited for choice in this modern era.

All proceeds will go to the Yandina Community Gardens.

Open Day

Yandina Community Gardens

WHERE: Corner of North and Farrell streets, Yandina

WHEN: Sunday, August 24, gates open at 9am

ENTRY: $10 per person, children free


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