Gardening Australia guru confirmed for eco fest

Published: 3 May 2017

Gardening Australia guru confirmed for eco fest

Australia’s favourite gardener Costa Georgiadis will be planting fresh ideas on sustainable living when he visits Logan later this month to take part in the annual Logan Eco-Action Festival (LEAF).

The host of ABC TV’s Gardening Australia show will be among thousands of eco-enthusiasts expected to attend this year’s LEAF environmental festival.

From workshops on cheese-making, bee-keeping and upcycling to lessons on sustainable gardening, the annual festival continues to expand with this year’s free live music line up to be headlined by blues and roots singer Ash Grundwald.

With the theme of the 2017 festival being Connect To Nature, stall holders and presenters will provide advice, practical demonstrations and workshops on innovative ways to live leaner and greener.

The family-friendly event, being held at Griffith University, Meadowbank on Sunday May 28 – will offer kids an ‘active and wild zone’ complete with rock climbing, jumping castles and expressive bike classes.

There will also be Do-It-Yourself workshops and demonstrations on making kim chi and upcycling trash into treasure to give old household furniture a new lease of life.

Food trucks, organic coffee, a ‘zen den’ devoted to health and wellbeing and stalls with native plants will all be on offer at the one-day event.

City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said the festival attracted environmental devotees from across South East Queensland including the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Redlands and Brisbane.

“Organisers are expecting record numbers this year as more people look for innovative ways to live environmentally-friendly lifestyles,” Cr Smith said.

“LEAF is part of our celebrations for World Environment Day and will bring together some of the state’s most innovative solutions to living sustainably.

“This is a must-do event for anyone interested in finding ways to reduce their carbon footprint.”

LEAF began seven years ago to inspire Logan residents and those living in surrounding areas to be conscious of their impact on the environment and to encourage an interactive relationship with the outdoors.

LEAF will take place Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 10am – 3pm at Griffith University Logan Campus, 68 University Drive, Meadowbrook, Queensland.

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