Time to turn a new LEAF and go green again

A photograph of ABC Kids presenters Dirtgirl and Scrapboy, who will entertain LEAF festival goers this year with their
Grubby Bucket Show.
Dirtgirl and Scrapboy will entertain LEAF festival goers this year with their Grubby Bucket Show.

Published: 26th March 2021

City of Logan’s popular eco festival has been given the green light to return this year.

Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) is on Sunday, May 23 at the Griffith University campus in Meadowbrook.

The festival, which attracts thousands of people annually, was postponed last year due to pandemic restrictions.

But LEAF loyalists will be back in force at this year’s event, which will feature a new line up of presenters and performers, as well as some old favourites.

Among the most anticipated of guests are Dirtgirl and Scrapboy, of ABC Kids fame.

Along with their great friend Costa the Garden Gnome – the alter ego of LEAF’s best-known presenter, Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis – the dynamic duo will entertain kids and adults with their Grubby Bucket Show.

Nutritionist Georgia Barnes – a former Masterchef contestant – will also draw crowds to LEAF’s Homegrown Cooking Stage this year.

Ms Barnes, who is now the head of food and nutrition at Currumbin Valley’s Eden Health Retreat, will share advice on making Mondays meat-free and how to turn leftovers into top quality dishes.

Festival goers can also expect to learn tips on recycling e-waste, composting, cheese-making, sustainable fashion and keeping chickens, plus much more.

City Lifestyle Chair Councillor Laurie Koranski said LEAF’s popularity was testament to the festival’s universal appeal.

“We all want to live a little greener, and to make lifestyle choices that safeguard our environments for our kids,” Cr Koranski said.

“LEAF is about empowering people to make the small, everyday changes that help contribute to that big picture.”

Cr Koranski said Logan City Council was committed to leading by example on sustainability.

“The City of Logan has a proud history of protecting our natural environments, and LEAF is a core part of that effort,” she said.

“In the past 12 months, Council has purchased and conserved a key parcel of koala habitat and reached a new milestone in the number of solar-powered Council facilities.

“We were also named ‘Best on Ground’ by a leading national network for our efforts in tree planting, which has increased the City’s green coverage by 5 per cent.”

Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall encouraged the community to put LEAF in their calendars.

“It will be great to see everyone heading to Meadowbrook on May 23 for what’s sure to be another fantastic LEAF,” Cr Hall said.

“Logan’s green credentials are a testament to the hard work already being done by families across our City to protect our natural environments.

“LEAF is a great way we can all celebrate that proud tradition.”

Logan Eco Action Festival starts at 9am, with parking available at the university campus.

More information on the festival is available on the LEAF website, and Facebook page.

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