Nearly 2 years ago, when our garden was but a bare paddock, I said to one of the first groups to work with me : ” It does’t look like much now, but let’s make it so good Costa from Gardening Australia will want to visit us”
Well.. it happened sooner than I thought!
Costa Giorgiades, the organic gardening guru, iconic champion of education for sustainability, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia,and my personal hero graced us with his presence, making it the most exciting day in all my gardening days!! Do I sound like a fan? I hope so..
In all fairness we were just incredibly lucky to be chosen as one of the local sustainability projects for Costa to visit in preparation for the grand opening (and grand it truly was) of the Regional Centre of Expertise- Murray Darling, at which he was a very special guest speaker.
He was scheduled to spend only half hour in our garden , but ended up giving us nearly an hour, because , in his words, “this is important, I’m talking to the kids and they are the future” .
no argument from me nor the students, we were all over the moon..
What an honour, to be given an opportunity to showcase our project not only to Costa, but also to other visitors touring with him, many distinguished for their active and professional involvement in various aspects of sustainable development in our area.
click here to read the media release prior to the official opening of our own RCE-MD
click here to find out more about global Regional Centres for Expertise.